So you thought $3.00 a gallon gas was bad? Make sure that you don’t rent a car and take it back with a partially empty tank. According to an article at usatoday.com, you can pay close to $7 a gallon at some rental car companies to have the tank filled.
When you rent a car, you usually have three options to chose from for filling up the car on return:
1. Pre-pay the rental car company set fixed rate per-gallon
2. Fill up the tank yourself before returning the car to the rental company
3. bring the car back with less than a full tank and pay a company set fixed rate per-gallon (often times double the pre-pay rate)
The pre-pay rate will usually be higher than what you could fill up your c...