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4 Tips for Practicing Defensive Driving

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Practicing defensive driving involves implementing essential techniques for operating a vehicle in order to get to your destination safely. This driving technique is especially crucial when navigating busy highways or congested downtown streets. So, if you want to drive your SUV rental from Empire Rent A Car safely, then here are four tips to keep […]

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Top 5 Road Trip Apps for Rental Car Travel

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You schedule a trip. You look forward to getting away. You pack your bags, and you’re ready to go—except for one thing: apps. The right tools create an easy, enjoyable rental car travel experience when you hit the open road. From apps that make travel more accessible, to more efficient, to less expensive, Empire Rent […]

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Best Places to See Fall Foliage in New York

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October is the peak season in New York for changing leaves and beautiful seasonal nature. If you’re planning a trip to New York this month, you should make time to take in the colorful landscape. After you pick up your rental car from Empire Rent A Car, we suggest you head out to one of […]

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Visit These Top 5 Spooky Attractions in New York

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Halloween is around the corner, which means it’s time for all things spooky. To celebrate, Empire Rent A Car highlights the top five spooky attractions in New York. If you’re planning a trip, make sure to check out these creepy places. While you can visit them any time of year, an October visit evokes just […]

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3 Common Road Trip Mistakes to Avoid

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At Empire Rent A Car, we love a good road trip and we often blog about how to have a successful one. We’ve talked about everything from kid-friendly road trips to solo road trips. But today, instead of telling you what to do, we’re going to be discussing what not to do. Avoid these three […]

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Book Your 4th of July Rental Today!

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Are you planning a trip for July 4th weekend? As the peak weekend of summer, it’s traditionally one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. That’s why, if you need a rental car for your 4th of July trip, you should reserve it several weeks ahead so your desired location doesn’t run out of […]

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How to Keep Kids Happy in the Car

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Are you planning a long road trip with your kids this Spring Break? Unfortunately, any length of road trip can feel like an eternity to children, which adds to your stress and makes the whole trip less enjoyable. At Empire Rent A Car, we know the key to keeping kids happy is keeping them occupied. […]

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How to Stay Awake on a Long Road Trip

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We’ve all been there. It’s late, you’re tired, you zone out, and then suddenly you’re at your destination without remembering much of the drive. You may laugh about it, but driving while tired is extremely dangerous. It only takes a second of dozing off or poor concentration to cause a fatal accident. That’s why our […]

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3 Things You Don’t Need to Pack for a Road Trip

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When preparing for a road trip, packing is one of the biggest and most headache-inducing tasks. Whether you’re traveling solo or you’re a mom packing for multiple kids, overpacking is a waste of space and effort. To simplify your travel this year, our team at Empire Rent A Car has put together a list of […]

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3 Reasons to Rent a Car for Holiday Travel

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Are you headed out of town over the holidays? When you start to pack your family, luggage, and holiday gifts into your car, things can get cramped pretty fast. If you’re planning on traveling for more than a couple of hours, it won’t take long to start wishing you had more space. Our team at […]

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