About Discount Car Rentals Online

Who is www.DiscountCarRentalsOnline.com

Aloha! My name is Steve Parquet and I'm the president of www.DiscountCarRentalsOnline.com. Discount Car Rentals is a wholesale corporate discount car rental vendor for Avis, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty and Enterprise rental cars. We're authorized to rent cars for these companies in the United States as well as worldwide. I initially started renting cars in Hawaii for these companies in 2003 through Hawaii Car Rentals, and through this website in 2007. Now I'm pleased to say both web sites rent out over 18,000 cars per year.

Is Discount Car Rentals Online a Legitimate Website?

It must seem pretty strange coming across web sites like mine and wondering if it's legit or not. You may also wonder if you're going to have a problem when you get to your destination to pick up your car. Please be assured that your car will be waiting for you when you arrive because when you book a car through my web site (by clicking one of the Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise and Thrifty car rental company links), you're actually booking your car directly with Avis, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty or Enterprise on their actual reservations web page. You are not reserving a car with me, you are reserving with them. This website is simply a conduit  to the car rental companies I represent, but with any applicable discounte, speciale and waivers attached. So when you reserve a car "through" this website, you are entitled to get the discounts, specials and waivers offered on this website. See below for more details.

Why Are Your Rates Lower Than The Actual Car Rental Company Websites?

You may ask yourself, "Why should I go through your website if all you're going to do is redirect me to the car rental company websites in the end anyway?" What you should know is my website has a special arrangement with Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise and Thrifty. In exchange for my website promoting their cars, using my marketing expertise and of course my own money, they give me special rates and waivers that I pass on to my website customers. They rent out more cars that way. In exchange for my website getting cars rented for them, they pay me a commission for every car rented through this website. 

How Do the Car Rental Companies Know That I Should Get the Rates, Specials & Waivers Offered on this website?

Each car rental company provides me with a special weblink that when clicked on, takes you to each of their reservations pages. There are special numbers embedded within the inks that the car rental companies provide to me. These special numbers tell the car rental companies that, depending on the company, you are entitled to the prenegotiated special car rental rates and any related specials and waivers. It also tells them that the reservation came from my web site. That way, you get the discounts, specials and waivers, I get the credit for the car you rent in the form of a commission, they rent out more cars. Everyone wins!

Can I Change or Cancel My Reservation if I Make it Through Your Website?

Yes, Absolutely. And there is no charge or cancellation fee either. Once you make a reservation on one of the car rental company websites, you should print out your reservation because it contains your reservation details as well as your reservation confirmation number. Avis, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty or Enterprise will also email you your reservation information. In other words, your reservation confirmation comes directly from the car rental company, not from me. It's their confirmation number, not one of mine. Later, if your travel plans change, you can go back and modify or cancel your reservation through the car company website that you originally reserved from. Keep in mind when you modify a reservation to a different date or time, the rate may change to the prevailing rate at that time, which may be higher or lower, depending on supply and demand. If you want to change or cancel your reservation, simply go to the car rental company website you have your reservation with. At the upper left click on Reservations and select View, Modify, Cancel. From there you'll need your name and confirmation number. If you don't know your reservation confirmation number, the quickest way to get it is to simple fill in my contact form and ask me for it. I can track it down via one of the car company reps. You could also try calling the car rental company directly.

What Else Do You Do?

I am the owner of Tradewinds Travel Group, which is the parent company of all my other travel related websites.

I own Hawaii Car Rentals, which is set up to rent cars on the Hawaiian Islands of Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. It has really cheap car rental rates for Hawaii.

I own a few Kauai vacation rental advertising web sites.

I lived in Poipu Beach, Kauai from December of 1999 until December of 2005, when I moved to Sedona, Arizona. As you may know, the weather sure isn't the same as living in the tropics. Nevertheless, I sure do enjoy the high desert weather, especially the dramatic thunder and lightning storms in the late summer.

During my time on Kauai, I photographed a couple hundred vacation rentals for private owners and property management companies. You can see samples of some of my work on my photography web site: Kauai Vacation Rental Photography. I've photographed homes on Kauai as well as in Malibu and Pacific Palisades, California.

Steve Parquet, President