5 rental-car traps
Booking through the wrong Web site, getting caught in traffic -- or even something as simple as getting an upgrade to an SUV -- could cost you big.
Renting a car is getting trickier by the day.
Finding a good deal has gotten harder as rental-car agencies raise their rates and as governments pile on new taxes. In addition, many franchises are charging fees for things that used to be free.
Meanwhile, getting an upgrade to a bigger car -- something that's more likely as busy rental counters run out of cheaper vehicles -- could result in financial disaster, since some common rental vehicles are often excluded from insurance coverage.
Here are the traps to avoid when you're navigating car rentals: