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Old Jun 4, 11, 12:01 pm
Ancien Maestro
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Location: Calgary, Alberta
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Originally Posted by marklyon View Post
A friend worked for one of the more enterprising car rental chains when we were in college. She warned me against buying a used rental. Her specific objection was lack of maintenance. Their airport location would routinely send cars needing service to other locations or rent them to people doing one-ways. Once at the new destination, it was a toss up as to whether they would get timely service or be sent somewhere else.
I agree..

The assumption that rental companies regularly maintain their vehicles according to scheduled maintenance recommended by car manufacturers.. is erroneous.

Plus, these rental companies don't exactly send vehicles their down to the local dealership to get the full on.

They self do it, and having properly kept maintenance records is obscure at best.. With so many makes a models, to have a rep from each company to come in and maintain proper verified records is a near impossibility..
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