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New rental car gas charges: What you should know

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At some point, there's a good chance you'll rent a car-- so you'll want to beware of a new charge that's sometimes being tacked onto your price. 

Most people know that if you don't return your rental car with a full tank of gas, the company will charge you as much as $9.00 a gallon to fill it up.   So, you want to make sure the gas gauge's needle is on "F" before you drop your car off. 

But now, Avis, which also owns Budget, has embedded satellite technology that measures gas down to 1/8 of a gallon.  So while the gauge says it's full, the tank might not really be full.

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