Using the TA has been Great over the years and now we are
planning a trip to San Fran in September. The plan is to rent a car for 3 days and head for the Carmel area. Then come back and spend another 6 days in SF and maybe rent a car for a day and go North. We always go through the car rental places directly and rent for a week at least to get a better rate. However this time we will only need it for a short period of time. We are finding it very expensive dealing directly with the rental companies out of SFO airport. We have never used any of the online discount websites but were told they have better rates. Howewver we have been told you have to be very careful dealing with them because sometimes it sounds to be good to be true and you end up in a bad situation. Can anyone give us some suggestions as to their experience using companies like Hotwire, Travelvelocity, etc.