Rental Cars and Tolls: What’s Your Best Option?

Rental Cars and Tolls: What's Your Best Option?

If you drive long distances, you’ve doubtless encountered plenty of tolls. How you pay likely depends on just how often you take these trips. If you’re a frequent traveler, you likely have a digital transceiver to automatically charge your account. Otherwise, it’s time to dig out a few coins or dollar bills to pay at the booth – or you can drive through teller-less toll areas and receive a bill later, based on automatic cameras photographing your license plate. All of these options are fine, but which one applies when you’re in a rental car instead of your own ride?

The basic experience

When you rent a car without making special arrangements for tolls, you may end up paying extra fees. There can be administrative charges, for example, when the car’s license plate is scanned by an automatic toll both. If you pay cash, you should be sure to get a receipt of the transaction. Or, if either of those options isn’t appealing, you can just avoid toll roads altogether. Depending on where you’re going, that may not be a realistic possibility.

Added convenience with E-Z Toll

When you purchase the E-Z Toll package, any complexity around paying tolls fades away. For a daily fee, all your toll charges are covered, no matter how many of these charges you encounter. The vehicle’s transponder will take care of making the payment, and the rental agency will take on the cost – it’s as simple as that.

If you know the journey you’re planning is best taken on toll roads, or if you’re not sure whether you’ll encounter tolls in an unfamiliar new area, the E-Z Toll package is a great way to relax and enjoy your trip. When you rent a car with E-Z Rent a Car, navigating toll booths is just as straightforward as in your own car – or even more so, because the cost is flat, no matter how many tolls you encounter.