rental cars

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a rental car?

Let’s see, words like “filthy” and “abused” might come to mind.

I’ve rented quite a few cars in the past and I can tell you that rental cars are not the cleanest cars out there.

It’s never fun when you have to sit in a car with a nasty food odor coming from the seats.

I once rented a car that smelled like somebody had just spilled ketchup all over the seats. While rental agencies do a good job of vacuuming the interior, it’s the stench that bothers me.

So it’s probably safe to say that rental cars do not have the best reputation for cleanliness. But how are they mechanically?

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