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Fresno, CA, United States
6 Dec — 13 Dec
Same drop-off
Fresno, CA, United States
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Pick-up locationFresno
Rental locations28
Airport locations14

Fresno car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (106 reviews)
1 location in Fresno
Alamo
Locations in Fresno
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 27
Friendly staff was flexible in getting us a vehicle that fit our needs. Extra cleaning to prevent spread of covid19 was evident. Easy access at the airport. Couldn't be happier.
6.0 Good2021 Jun 05
Pick up time at desk. Should all have been filled in.
10.0 Excellent2021 May 17
The vehicle worked perfectly for my family. We paid for a mid-size SUV and got a slight upgrade. The upgrade was comfortable and easy to use. First time using Alamo and it was a pretty seamless experience. Drop-off was fast.There was a line and a wait when we first got to the rental car counter. It seemed like all the counters were understaffed and I waited a good 30 minutes before I got the keys and left.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Mar 21
Alamo did not honor the agreed amount. They also did not have tha vehicle that was promised. Told me they gave me an up grade and then charged me for it. Your price 225.00 counter price 445.00. Never again!
10.0 Excellent2021 Jan 05
Everything was great!
4.0 Okay2020 Nov 29
Ease of returnThey didn’t have record. Had to pay taxes twice.
9.6 Excellent2020 Aug 04
The rate was good, pick up was quick, the SUV was in good condition and the drop off was easy, expedient, and did not require me to go inside the building.The car smelled a little funky, but not a big deal because It was clean.
8.4 Excellent2020 Jul 27
Greatb carUnderstandable, due to coronavirus, but there were one or two poor souls dealing with weary travelers. They kept cool under pressure, to their credit. However, I blame management for placing them in this difficult position and for making all of us wait so long for our cars. Management needs to focus on how to work through this thing.
10.0 Excellent2020 Mar 24
Drop off and pick up easyNothing really. It was all just as expected
10.0 Excellent2020 Jan 31
Nothing could have been better. They didn’t have the Jeep I reserved, so they immediately offered me an upgrade to an all wheel drive luxury car. No questions asked. I couldn’t be happier with the whole experience.
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Rated #2
Hertz
7.5 Good (140 reviews)
6 locations in Fresno
Hertz
Locations in Fresno
  • 7.6
  • 7.5
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 09
They gave us car options. The gal at the counter was very nice and friendly. They were willing to work with me on gas fill up when car was being returned. I really appreciated that. They said if it was half way full or better they would share in cost of fill up. The little things like that is why I will be back. What could’ve been better: It took awhile for all the paperwork. They need more help at peak times. Long line to drop off.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 19
Car was ready to go on time of pick up.Short staffed and seemed overwhelmed wi5h the amount of business. However the pandemic 😷 has everything sideways right now.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 12
I was having a tough day and didn’t realize Hertz didn’t have a drop off at Santa Rosa airport. I had arrived just in time to drop my car off and catch my flight, when I realized I couldn’t find the Hertz drop off. John, the downtown Santa Rosa attendant, was incredibly nice and picked up my car from the airport. While I know this is a service Hertz sometimes provides, John went out of his way to help me at a stressful time. He made the whole process easier, and because of him I’ll be renting from Hertz again. Thanks, John!
4.0 Okay2021 Apr 21
The return was far better than the pick up location.Car was sent out under full tank. Not company standard. Miscommunication between locations. Was charged for a full tank refuel and waited 3 weeks for reimbursement/compensation for the mistake. Several long, unnecessary phone conversations.
10.0 Excellent2021 Feb 03
Good customer service
5.2 Okay2020 Nov 11
Car was clean, reliable, and drove well.I couldnt get my car because my flight was delayed 5 hours. No one called to say the location was closing and then they had to cancel my reservation and make a new one at 5 times the cost to me.
5.6 Okay2020 Nov 07
Hi had requested a vehicle that would hold at least 4 luggage pieces and they gave me a vehicle which only had Room for 3 luggage pieces.. I wasn't so much interested in a vehicle brand Just a vehicle which I had requested that would hold at least 4 luggage pieces.. that made our trip somewhat uncomfortable since What of our luggage pieces had to go in the back seat with 2 other passengers
8.8 Excellent2020 Oct 07
The pick up and drop off was easy, didn’t take too long. The shuttle service at LAX was prompt and attentive. As were the car attendants at drop off. Gas mileage was amazing.The car itself wasn’t great. It was also the only car left in the fleet and the representative told me the person after me wouldn’t get a car. That wasn’t good news at all. Several small dents, type wasn’t that exciting. I would definitely would have paid more for a better car make and model.
5.6 Okay2020 Sep 01
Drop off was easy.Could have had the van at the location it was supposed to be picked up.. and it could have been cleaner with gas.
6.8 Good2020 Aug 02
The bed of the truck was covered in some kind of tar which got on the things I picked up. Truck also was gut less and the change oil light came on which made us uncomfortable about whether we’d make it home. Service was excellent, truck was a disappointment
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Rated #3
Enterprise
8.4 Excellent (73 reviews)
7 locations in Fresno
Enterprise
Locations in Fresno
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 28
I try to rent from Enterprise every time I need to. I have never been disappointed.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 15
Despite I reserved a car in May, Enteprise Informed me upon my arrival in California in August that they had no car available. Stated they knew this shortly after I made the reservation but they couldn’t call me as I had an outside US phone number. I asked why an email wasn’t sent and they had no response. They refused to try and contact another Enterprise or do anything to correct the problem. Very arrogant manager at the counter and I would never count on Or go to Enterprise again.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 27
The day before we were scheduled to pick up our vehicle Enterprise called and left a message that our vehicle was unavailable due to the one way travel request. We will no longer utilize enterprise for future rentals.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 05
The staff was great. They were helpful on the phone while booking the rental and accommodating when we were there. Overall the experience was smooth and the kind of experience you want to have when you are traveling.
4.0 Okay2021 Mar 26
Van was nice, smooth ride, an clean.Did not like the fact that I was using a credit card and had to have an additional $300 on hold on top of the cost of my rental.
5.6 Okay2020 Oct 05
Pickup in Fresno was good. Drove car to Monterey and on my way back my tire showed low and my service guy said stem was broken and not to drive and to take it to Enterprise in Monterey. I believe the ladies name was Tina. She was no help, said she had no cars and it was not her problem because I did not rent the car in Monterey. I could call the airport or take to their shop but would have to wait a day. She tried to dismiss me, but After much discussion SHE reluctantly, after making other calls, called the airport and claimed they only had a 15 passenger. After more discussion she finally called their shop and they said to come over and they would fix. They were very nice and I was out of there in 30 minutes. All of this could have been avoided if she had done that in the first place. She was matter of fact and dismissive with no customer service.I arrived in Fresno in time to return car. They were very nice.
10.0 Excellent2020 Aug 15
Pick up and drop off was very easy
10.0 Excellent2020 Jun 29
The wait in line at the Fresno airport was longer than it should be, but the person was caring, professional and efficient.The service rep was servicing three different companies at one counter. The other two companies had their systems down and was taking too much time to process them. Avis, Hertz, had no waiting, but our line was very long and slow.
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 01
Staff friendly, drop off was very easy
7.2 Good2019 Dec 01
It was cleanVisalia ENTERPRISE location. The 12 passenger van reserved over the phone was NOT available upon arrival. Offered a 15 passenger farm-labor like van with no head-rests for a 26h trip to Texas. Finally settled for a 15 seater with no room for luggage and a 20% discount (took me 1.5h). How could a reservation be made with no vehicle in stock? Three other 12 seaters were booked for someone else in 3 days, but I would be left hanging today. Must have been more important or corporate customer...
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Rated #4
Payless
8 Excellent (56 reviews)
1 location in Fresno
Payless
Locations in Fresno
  • 7.9
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 23
It was so simple. The prices was quick and efficient. I had great customer service. The car was perfect.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 15
The staff was great!The price.
10.0 Excellent2021 May 24
The car was amazingThey could of filled up the windshield washer fluid. It was completely empty
8.0 Excellent2021 Apr 01
Everything was great although I would avoid the Hyundai Kona had a battery charge issue But nothing to do with Payless.
5.2 Okay2020 Sep 29
Easy check-inCar I reserved was not available. Was given a car in a lower category, and told I needed to contact Kayak to get a refund on the difference. Why couldn't they just refund me on the spot? And why wasn't a car I reserved available?
2.0 Mediocre2020 Sep 08
Nothing, they had no cars available for myself and other customers that showed up after meHave giving me a heads up that there was not going to be a car available for my needs.
4.0 Okay2020 Jul 12
The woman who helped me check out my car first was very sweet.The cars were all extremely dirty. I even had to change cars twice because they had a strange animal pee smell and hair everywhere. Idk why these were considered to be good to rent out? Then I take a car and half way to my very short destination the car says to change the oil!! It started shaking. I was worried so I rented another while at my vacation spot. Was sad but whatever I guess. Just won’t be using the avis/Payless/budget rentals again..
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 09
The staff person that assisted me was friendly and helpful. Great value. The drop off couldn't have been easier, a staff member was right there to receive the car and keys when I pulled in and the drop off is right at the Fresno/Yosemite airport.
10.0 Excellent2019 May 19
Staff was super helpful!If the headings for location of Payless vehicles could be more visible. Had a difficult time finding mine. Luckily there was an attendant out there:)
10.0 Excellent2019 May 19
I was able to get the car quickly. The vehicle was clean. The staff were decent.
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Rated #5
Budget
7.9 Good (69 reviews)
3 locations in Fresno
Budget
Locations in Fresno
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay2021 Oct 13
Car clearly hadn't been wash outside or cleaned inside. Could trace lines in dirt and dust on interior surfaces. Dirtiest rental I've ever had in that regard.
10.0 Excellent2021 Sep 14
Extremely pleased with the rental
6.0 Good2021 May 14
Was a nice car at a good priceThe car was not washed prior to me picking it up and had the smell of cigarettes inside.
6.0 Good2021 Apr 16
MehTook a while to get help on line. Woman kept trying to yo sell me. Car needed air and was dirty on the outside
6.0 Good2021 Mar 16
The staff was very friendly.However, the cleanliness of the vehicles were horrible. Our first car that the staff provided to us smelled like marijuana. You can tell that they did not air out the vehicle nor try to get rid of the smell whatsoever. The second vehicle was just as bad. There were dents and scratches all over. The inside of the car was dirty and poorly maintained. There were soda spills on the center console, no floor mats, the side panels were sticky, and most of all the windshield fluid was low so the car would beep annoyingly every 10 mins to let us know it’s low. The car did took us where we needed to be but I felt disgusted being in the car. I even wiped and cleaned the car down but I felt like it wasn’t enough. The staff was nice and friendly but the vehicles... didn’t do it justice.
4.0 Okay2021 Feb 05
Only one employee working the pickup and drop off counter. Waited 1 hour plus to pick up a car.
4.4 Okay2020 Jan 04
I was charged an extra $105 without explanation, and despite nearly 10 customer service calls I have not received my money back.
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 20
The internet was easy to select and perform; the gentleman that helped me attain the car and then was also there when I returned it was nice and professional. A joy to work with!Nothing
4.4 Okay2019 Sep 23
It ran like you would expectIt really smelled like cigarettes which is always annoying. The brakes were so touchy you could barely press on them without jerking to a stop. The car was filthy when I picked it up. There was no attendant when I went to drop it off.
7.6 Good2019 Apr 19
Not really. The staff person was very hurried, didn't give me good directions to the car, talked too fast, couldn't understand him when he did talk. I had to ask him to repeat himself several times. I'm NOT hard of hearing.Staff rep needs customer service and communication training.
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Rated #6
Dollar
7.8 Good (65 reviews)
1 location in Fresno
Dollar
Locations in Fresno
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 28
Although quite expensive in general. The overall service and vehicle were excellent
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 15
Everything went smoothly
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 03
Poor customer service, extremely long wait time for pickup and drop off. Rude customer service
10.0 Excellent2021 Aug 06
Rented the Ford Escape titanium model it was fantastic had plenty of room for 5 and lots of luggage room which I was worried about Great rental
5.9 Okay2021 Jul 09
Pickup was a little disappointing. After waiting in line for an hour and a half, I provided my reservation information, only to have them tell me that my reserved vehicle was not available. They told me they would call me when my vehicle was ready. 3 1/2 hours later I received a call that the vehicle was ready.
8.0 Excellent2021 Jun 21
Check in was easy, had a problem with the car. The car had over 50,000 miles, and the tires were had very little tread. Went back in and the customer service quickly put me in a newer car.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 04
RAV4 handled very well. Up steep hills and winding mountain roads, the car performed well with 4 passengers, luggage, and a wheelchair at times. Gas mileage was quite respectful.Explanation of breakdown of costs.
8.0 Excellent2021 Mar 31
Staff was super friendly even after late hours, quick check in and check out.The car stunk like cigarettes. I got a migraine immediately. After buying a car refresher it was better. Maybe clean it up a little for the next customer.
2.8 Mediocre2020 Mar 22
I have not heard back from phone call. I am attempting to get my money back since we did not use the car due to the Coronavirus .
2.0 Mediocre2020 Jan 05
I was told at the counter that the rate that I had booked at was $100 more. I showed them my booking confirmation and the rate but was told that this was not enough for them to make the adjustment. I was then told to prove to them what the weekly rate was. So I walked over to Alamo car rental and booked instead. Dollar rental didn’t seem like they wanted my business so I went elsewhere.Better cost break down in the email confirmation.
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Rated #7
Avis
7.6 Good (44 reviews)
3 locations in Fresno
Avis
Locations in Fresno
  • 7.6
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2021 Nov 13
Nice and fast Car did not have a full tank of gas
4.0 Okay2021 Nov 09
First two cars they gave me had issues… I had to drive back to the dealership because the first car was making a crazy noise. The second car had no hub caps and the tire pressure light was on. I was offered no apology for my inconvenience. The third car was satisfactory but late model when considering what rentals usually are.
10.0 Excellent2021 Oct 11
The counter people were awesome.
7.9 Good2021 Sep 06
Avis itself was great. Employees at FAT were overwhelmed but still very efficient, courteous and professional. I learned to not rent a car at the airport unless it really is the right option. I saved a few dollars but not worth waiting around with all the air travelers.
7.9 Good2021 Aug 28
Would have liked option of vehicles.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 04
We arrived at the scheduled pickup time. Location is a rundown area of town. It took them 20 minutes to find a car. It was so dirty,, inside and outside, I was told it would be another 20 minutes if I want a clean car. Gas was only 80% full. Very poor customer service.
1.9 Horrible2021 Jul 16
Avis cancelled my reservation one hour before I was to pick it up, without leaving me with any options. Enough said!
10.0 Excellent2021 Jun 07
Staff was very friendly. Helped me with a mistake I made making my reservation.I had to take what was available. I felt lucky to get it, but that's my biggest complaint...
2.0 Mediocre2021 Feb 17
1. The employee who checked us on was rude, Curt, and had a "can't be bothered by your questions" attitude. 2. When we sat in the car, we realized someone has been smoking something very strong in there. When I went to the counter to let them know, I wasn't offered any solutions, just "Oh, I didn't smell anything in there." The smell was annotated on only my copy of the contract because the "couldn't be bothered" person hadn't put my paperwork away properly, and they couldn't locate it. I am sincerely hoping I don't get charged for that smell, especially because it gave my entire family horrible headaches after driving 45 minutes to our hotel. We had to: crack the windows on the highway, leave open chips of coffee to try to neutralize the smell, spray with air freshener, leave the windows down overnight, and leave the doors and trunk wide open for thirty minutes before our trip this morning. 3. When I picked up the car, I told the employee we'd have to extend a day. She said, "Okay" and didn't offer any kind of important warnings such as "We close at 5 p.m." and "We don't have an overnight drop-off." When we were en route to return the car and called to remind them we would be returning it this afternoon, she informed me of those crucial pieces of information and said, "Well, we always close at 5." That was it. No solutions, no pointing me in the right direction. For every question I had, she acted as though I should know the answer or find it on my own (I was *driving* and had *told* her that). It was very frustrating. I finally had to have my friend call from a different number and speak with the manager about how to find a solution. It was very, very frustrating, to stay the least. Overall, the car was in great shape, but the smell was so horrible we wrote our masks while traveling. The customer service was lacking severely - recommend the female employee receive training on how to provide complete information to customers and on how to treat customers with some sort of welcoming warmth.
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 09
Everything was great
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Rated #8
Thrifty
7.5 Good (71 reviews)
1 location in Fresno
Thrifty
Locations in Fresno
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Sep 20
Rental handled by Hertz personnel at airport and was easy and prompt. Also easy access and drop off at Fresno International airport.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 29
We turned up at the airport to collect our car and Thrifty said they had no cars left for us. We ended up having to spend hundreds of dollars to find alternative transport for our holiday. Will not book with Thrifty again
3.9 Mediocre2021 Jul 21
Car rentals in general are out of whack right now
4.0 Okay2021 Feb 13
Staff was great, drop off easyIf the car didn’t smell like Cigarettes
2.0 Mediocre2020 Aug 31
Staff not friendly at all definitely needs better customer service attitude.
8.0 Excellent2020 Aug 04
The reservation process was easy. The SUV was clean, and pick up was fast and easy. The employees at the counter inside the airport were friendly and expedient. I did have to walk back inside the airport to the desk to return it, but other than that, the return process was smooth, quick, and friendly.The reservation and service was great, though the price was a bit steep. It was a last-minute reservation; however, so that is just how it is. I didn't like some of the features of the SUV. The high beams flickered on and off at will while we were navigating curvy mountain roads in the dark. I did NOT enjoy this. The suspension wasn't as smooth, nor the handling as tight as the Jeep Cherokee we rented the following weekend from a different company.
10.0 Excellent2020 Mar 13
Quick with excellent customer service.
5.6 Okay2020 Feb 17
The car was washed and clean.Pick up was not good. I was told that I couldn't use my company credit card that I used to book the reservation online because my first name on the card was different than my driver's license (it is my nickname on the credit card). This was the first time in 20 years it has ever been a problem and the rep asked me if it was the first time I rented from Thrifty because this is how the system works. I didn't really appreciate that as an answer. She then says when I come back she can switch the credit cards. I asked her why she didn't lead with that at the beginning of the conversation versus quoting me company policy. Another concern was insurance coverage (company versus personal based on the credit card on file). The drop off was a little better. The line was really long and nowhere does it say you have to stay in line to drop off. Luckily I asked because I was in a hurry (and didn't have to wait in line). The issue here was switching the credit cards which would require me to wait in line. The rep said to write my email down and they would send the final receipt later in the day. I did not receive the email as promised. I called two days later and finally received the second part of the bill (first part on my company credit card, second part on my personal credit card). The experience with Thrifty was OK at best. I'll likely choose a different rental car company in the future. Thank you.
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 31
Thanks for a great service.
9.6 Excellent2019 Dec 16
Easy pick up and drop off.
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Rated #9
National
5.2 Okay (5 reviews)
1 location in Fresno
National
Locations in Fresno
  • 5.2
  • 5.2
  • 5.2
  • 5.2
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2021 Feb 11
I didn’t get to rent a car because they didn’t accept my same day online rental
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 05
Luxury on all frontsThe Cadillac was loaded with nice features like cooled seats, apple play, and Electric seat adjustments. The price was about $50 less then the nearest compact car competitor offer.Nothing, it was a great value.
2.0 Mediocre2016 Sep 26
Absolutely no customer service!I got there and they wanted to charge me for the full amount plus deposit on my credit card and I didn't have room and they would not except my debit card without returning flight ticket stubs! I walked away and rented from AVIS and they were wonderful!! Will never try National Again!
Eagle Rent A Car
2 locations in Fresno
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Fresno
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Easirent
1 location in Fresno
Easirent
Locations in Fresno
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Sunnycars
1 location in Fresno
Sunnycars
Locations in Fresno
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629 travelers who rented a car in Fresno gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Fresno

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Intermediate

When to book a rental car in Fresno

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Car rental insurance in Fresno

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Fresno car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Fresno.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Fresno car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Fresno

  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport is centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is the most popular airport for tourists looking to visit Kings Canyon, Sequoia, or Yosemite Park. During your stay, you can rent a car from one of the agencies located at the airport. Choose from a variety of companies including Enterprise, Budget, and Hertz. Book in advance and walk just a short distance to pick up your car in the north terminal.
  • There are many driving routes and byways with breathtaking views of the lake and mountain ranges. You’ll want a hire car to help you can take advantage of all of its natural scenery. On your trip you’ll also want to drive to Paso Robles or the Sierra Foothills region for wine tastings and vineyard tours.
  • While driving in the mountains, be sure to keep your petrol tank full, as it might be miles in between petrol stations. Additionally, the roads in the mountains can be quite narrow, so be careful to stay in your lane. It’s also a good idea to secure an old-fashioned paper map, as your GPS system will not work as well in remote areas.
  • Commuting times can be delayed during rush hour in Fresno. This is especially true on interstate highways like Highway 168 and 99. This usually lasts from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays. Check for traffic updates on abc30.com before leaving your hotel.
  • Book your rental car in Fresno at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Fresno are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

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