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Are In-House Car Rentals a Thing of the Past?

BodyShop Business asked the members of the BodyShop Business Collision Repair Professionals Group on Facebook if they currently maintain a rental fleet of their own or outsource rental vehicles. Here’s what they had to say.

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Kuczkowski has previously served on the editorial staff of Babcox Media’s Tire Review, ShopOwner and Tech Group publications, while finishing her degree multi-media journalism at Kent State University. Kuczkowski has a background in photography, videography and innovative digital content creation. Prior to joining the Babcox Media team, she also served as managing editor of Kent State's independent student newspaper, The Kent Stater.

While length of rental (LOR) has long been a controversial subject within the industry, another topic of debate is whether a shop should manage its own rental fleet or outsource its rentals through partnerships with companies like Enterprise or even rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft.

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BodyShop Business asked the members of the BodyShop Business Collision Repair Professionals Group on Facebook if they currently maintain a rental fleet of their own or outsource rental vehicles.

Years ago, keeping rentals in-house meant keeping profits in-house as well, but there are pros and cons to both such as maintenance, cost and convenience.

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Does your shop manage its own fleet? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook!

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