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Car Sharing Has Become Big Business

Could this replace a new car for you?

Car sharing has become big business, and it is getting bigger and more competitive. The purchase by Avis/Budget of Zipcar for a reported $491 million is just the latest big name trying to share a piece of the car sharing pie.

Avis Buys Car-Sharing Leader Zipcar for $500 Million

Rental giant wants in on the trend

Car sharing is catching on so much that rental car giant Avis has purchased the best-known brand in that industry, Zipcar, for $500 million.

PSA: Top 10 rental car secrets

The folks over at SmartMoney.com have compiled a common-sense list of the "Top 10 Things Your Retntal Company Won't Tell You."  In point of fact, we'd reckon that most of the pointers are forehead-smackingly obvious, but that doesn't mean that it isn't worth a quick refresher, or a good opportunity to relay your own tips to fellow Autoblog readers in comments.