By now I’m sure everyone has seen the TV ads for certain rental car companies that feature very cheap daily rental rates. I was interested in renting a car for a couple of days to take a weekend getaway, so I called the rental car company to book a car. Well, turns out they don’t have any cars available to rent for that weekend. So I asked about the following weekend and they said they were all booked for that weekend, too.
That seemed a little weird to me, but it turns out that because we had a big hail storm recently a lot of cars were damaged by the hail and are in the body shops for repairs. Because it was a big storm, all the body shops are backed up, so people are using up all the rental car inventory until their cars are fixed.