All Press Releases for October 11, 2007

Dallas Exotic Car Rental Company Offers Tips For Safe Luxury Car Rental

DFW Elite Auto Rental Shares Best Questions To Ask Before Signing An Exotic Car Rental Agreement

    /24-7PressRelease/ - DALLAS, TX, October 11, 2007 - As the luxury auto rental business grows, consumers have more options than ever before. In fact, climbing behind the wheel of a dream car is easier today than it has ever been.

"You have to do your homework before renting an exotic car," says Tom Warren, General Manager for DFW Elite Auto "There are a lot of new luxury car rental agencies out there, but you definitely want to know what you're getting beforehand."

"Hands down, the best question to ask is whether the rental company owns all its cars," Warren says. "A lot of places broker cars that belong to someone else. So the car a consumer reserves may or may not be available at the time the renter wants it. Plus, brokers who don't own the exotic cars they provide tend to charge higher prices."

"And it's not just the sting of higher prices, owning the cars translates into a better exotic rental experience," insists Warren. "A broker may not have an expert available to show their clients how to operate every vehicle they broker. As the owners of every one of our exotic rental cars, we have the people in all of our locations to make certain every customer knows enough to drive with confidence."

Cheryl Lyman, publisher of the most comprehensive online directory of U.S. exotic car rental agencies,, says the average number of vehicles owned by an exotic car rental agency is only five or six. "Regardless of the size of the exotic rental agency's fleet," says Lyman," it's prudent to ask before renting an exotic car, what the policies are in the event of a mechanical failure. Are you entitled to a refund, credit for future exotic car rental, or an upgrade?"

Beyond making sure that the rental agency owns its cars, Lyman offers the following tips for those wanting to enjoy the exotic car rental experience:

- Check out the age of the cars in the fleet. Older exotic cars may present problems for renters - and nobody wants to spend money to sit by the side of the road!

- Find out what professional affiliations the rental agency has. For example, DFW Elite Auto Rental is a member of the Better Business Bureau, DFW Business Travel Association, Texas Travel Industry Association; and owner Ron Sturgeon has had his used car dealer's license at the same location for over 30 years. Invest a little time to make sure you are dealing with a reputable exotic car rental agency before you rent.

- Are you able to reach someone at the rental agency or do you leave a message or talk to the operator. A legitimate exotic car rental agency will have staff that can respond to your calls in a timely manner. It's smart to verify that the agency has a showroom and an office.

- Does the company have satisfied customers? Ask for references. Also, make sure the exotic car rental agency uses a customer satisfaction form, so you know they care what clients think of their service.

Warren notes that insurance is one of the biggest concerns for customers - and it's also one of the best reasons to rent from a reputable luxury car rental agency. The agency will have the proper commercial insurance for a rental fleet and will help the renter ensure that his or her insurance coverage is adequate.

"In most cases, our customer's current insurance is adequate for their Dallas exotic car rental," he says. "Occasionally, we have a customer raise his property damage coverage, but such coverage is inexpensive and is something you need whether or not you rent an exotic car in Dallas."

"Getting a car from a regular car rental company is a lot like eating vanilla ice cream. It's okay, but it doesn't satisfy your sweet tooth," Warren says. "The beautiful thing about exotic car rental is we rent every flavor in the rainbow, and every flavor creates a different feeling. There's something for whatever you're craving." Why not treat yourself to a 1955 Strawberry Mercedes 300SC, a cherry '65 Corvette Convertible, or a delicious Lamborghini Gallardo? You deserve it.

DFW Elite Auto is headquartered at 5940 Eden in Fort Worth, and serves Houston, San Antonio, and Austin, as well as the DFW Metroplex with more than 50 exotic and luxury cars, trucks and SUV's. For more information and to see a complete inventory of available vehicles, visit, or call 817-838-RENT.

Cheryl Lyman is president of CS Publications ( a market-leading publisher of online directories for the exotic auto industry and a provider of web design, hosting, and multi-media promotional services to firms of all sizes. Reach Cheryl and her team at 817.764.0419 or by emailing [email protected].

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