Automakers Decision to Cut Sales to Rental Fleets Affect Renters

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As automak­ers cut the num­ber of cars sold to rental fleets, the car rental com­pa­nies are look­ing for ways to pre­serve their mar­gins. To make mat­ters worse for the rental indus­try, gaso­line prices are also adverse­ly affect­ing the bot­tom line. The result is a squeeze on con­sumers: cars with more miles, fuel sur­charges and less gen­er­ous fre­quent renter pro­grams.