Cons: The staff refused to rent me a car. My license expired last month because I turned 25. I am unable to renew it because of the corona virus. Prior to renting the car I called the Ohio BMV and double checked with them. The let me know that because of the pandemic everybody’s licenses and registrations that expired since March were automatically extended until December 31, 2020. They assured me I’d have no issue using my ID to do anything including renting a car and buying alcohol. I double checked the BMV website and on the front page it confirms that everything is automatically extended until the end of the year. The woman at the counter said she couldn’t rent me a car because they already did a one time extension for me for having an expired license. I don’t know what she was talking about because I’ve only ever rented a car one other time and that was in July. My license expired August 4 so when I rented the car in July no special extension would have been made for me. I explained this to her and then she said it’s their policy that they can only rent a car to a person with an expired license if it had expired during the pandemic. And according to her it is no longer a pandemic. Clearly we are still in a worldwide pandemic so that makes absolutely no sense. I tried to explain that the law in Ohio extended all ID/registration until the end of the year because we are in fact still in a pandemic. She then brings her manager out and her manager says it is illegal to rent me a car with an expired license. I tell her I understand but I do not have an expired license since the expiration date was extended. She suggests to me I try to renew online and says if I’m able to do that I could show her that and see if that was sufficient enough to prove I don’t have an expired license. Obviously you cannot receive a driver’s license online so I was unable to do that. I’m really disappointed in the entire experience and also the fact that Alamo thinks that the pandemic has magically disappeared when in fact it’s worse now than it was before. Still not sure what “one time extension” was mentioned to me either. Truly a waste of my morning.
Pros: Pick up was easy from Columbus Airport.
Cons: Drop off was cumbersome. No one in the garage to check you in. Filled the tank up before returning but the gas gauge didn’t move. Check engine light came on about 20 miles from Huntsville.
Pros: Easy pick up and easy after-hours return
Pros: Staff were very good and helpful. They gave me choices on vehicles and helped me hook up my phone to the blue tooth which really helped me make calls easier.
Cons: Less expensive would be appreciated
Cons: Local hours were changed due to covid and the counter was closed upon my arrival. This left me stranded at 930pm with no car.
Cons: Car was dirty/wheels misaligned. As stated, car delivered had wrong mileage and did not have a full tank of gas. Just glad I took a picture of the fuel gauge before departure. Long wait for pickup. Drop off was only positive experience.
Pros: Yes and yes
Pros: Car was new, drove well, and enjoyed driving it.
Cons: Service at pickup was extremely poor. Staff needs training on customer service and communication skills.
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful. They suggested a very nice rental.
Cons: The car was dirty. It has an empty bottle in it still, and it had spilled liquid on the center console.
Cons: I thought my car smelled like smoke.
Pros: Easy pick up/drop off. Car was VERY clean and VERY nice!! Brand new with all the gadgets and gizmos. Was only an economy car. Was so roomy and had great MPG!
Cons: I don’t have any complaints this trip!
Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Alamo in Columbus.
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