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Is it OK to use your EZ-Pass in a rental car?


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#1 rurdy

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 07:17 PM

Just trying to decide if I want to drive or use a rental for a business trip.
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#2 SeevyCat

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 07:19 PM

Just trying to decide if I want to drive or use a rental for a business trip.

What does EZPass have to do with what vehicle thou art in?

#3 rurdy

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 07:22 PM

I just don't remember if part of the EZ-Pass rules was that you could only use it with the car you registered.

The rental car is just an option if I don't want to use my car and turn in mileage.
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#4 shutout

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 07:23 PM

lot of tolls?

#5 rurdy

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 07:27 PM

95 North to New Brunswick, NJ.
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#6 Matildahound

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 07:29 PM

Just trying to decide if I want to drive or use a rental for a business trip.


Yes it is perfectly fine. I travel withy my PA EZ-Pass and use it in rental cars in NY, NJ, MD, and MA.

#7 gatkinso

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:15 PM

I do it all the time - rentals, relatives cars, friends cars... it matters not to me. It goes for the ride.

I have no clue if this is kosher or not.

#8 gatkinso

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:16 PM

I just don't remember if part of the EZ-Pass rules was that you could only use it with the car you registered.

The rental car is just an option if I don't want to use my car and turn in mileage.


No. Turn in the toll reciepts and get reimbursed. Can you turn in your EZ Pass statement.

I get every red cent from the company.

#9 Matildahound

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:20 PM

I do it all the time - rentals, relatives cars, friends cars... it matters not to me. It goes for the ride.

I have no clue if this is kosher or not.


Has a Rabbi blessed your unit? :)

#10 Charles Guggenheimer

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 09:10 PM

I tried to use mine in a rental truck but when I crossed the bay bridge the light did not go green as I passed through. Went on the EZ pass web site and added the rental truck vehicle tag to my transponder ID and within a week the toll showed paid on my account.

Then I deleted the rental truck tag number.

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#11 Matildahound

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 09:16 PM

I tried to use mine in a rental truck but when I crossed the bay bridge the light did not go green as I passed through. Went on the EZ pass web site and added the rental vehicle tag to my transponder ID and within a week the toll showed paid on my account.

Then I deleted the rental truck tag number.


I drive in rental cars very frequently. I can assure you that the addition of the rental car vehicle tag had nothing to do with the toll paid. It was paid when you drove through.

#12 Charles Guggenheimer

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 09:33 PM

I drive in rental cars very frequently. I can assure you that the addition of the rental car vehicle tag had nothing to do with the toll paid. It was paid when you drove through.


Well, in the Transponder/PlateNumber column on the Transactions View, instead of the transponder, I saw the Rental Truck's tag number, so no, it was not paid on my transponder when I drove through.

Especially for you, Mr. Obama: From my cold, dead hands!


#13 Snake_Plissken

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 09:41 PM

no, it is not OK

if you use your EZ-Pass in a rental car, they will hunt you down, whisk you away, place you on an unmarked white plane, and fly you to some backwater country, where you will be tortured by being forced to watch endless re-runs of Alice

#14 yuca

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 09:42 PM

Well, in the Transponder/PlateNumber column on the Transactions View, instead of the transponder, I saw the Rental Truck's tag number, so no, it was not paid on my transponder when I drove through.

Exactly. The only problem with using the EZ-Pass in an unregistered vehicle is if the transponder doesn't register.

Btw, I like your trick. :)

#15 vietnam vet against the war

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 09:45 PM

No. Turn in the toll reciepts and get reimbursed. Can you turn in your EZ Pass statement.

I get every red cent from the company.


I have turned in EZ Pass statements. You can get detailed--by date range--statements from the EZ Pass website.

#16 Matildahound

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 09:56 PM

Well, in the Transponder/PlateNumber column on the Transactions View, instead of the transponder, I saw the Rental Truck's tag number, so no, it was not paid on my transponder when I drove through.


You probably held up the transponder too late. You have to hold it up to the window approximately one half a football field so the transponder can be recognized. If you do this, you won't have a problem.

#17 newpoppop

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 10:13 PM

Has a Rabbi blessed your unit? :)


That's rather personal, eh? :eek:
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#18 Charles Guggenheimer

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 06:18 AM

You probably held up the transponder too late. You have to hold it up to the window approximately one half a football field so the transponder can be recognized. If you do this, you won't have a problem.


I did, but some vehicles have windshields with enough RF attenuation to require the transponder to be mounted outside.

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#19 Ravenchamp

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 08:51 AM

EZ pass is assigned to your bank account, not the vehicle.
We switch the one we have back and forth depending what car we take
on travels. Tolls are paid either way.
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#20 Lloyd Xmas

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 08:58 AM

I've heard the exact opposite. My friend accidentally switched his and his wife's EZ pass and he was fined by the EZ Pass people for having it in the wrong car.

Maybe it's who offers them? I have mine through the state of NJ, his are through the PA Turnpike.

Edit: The website I use says this:

Can I use my tag in other vehicles?

Yes, you may transfer a tag between vehicles as long as they are of the same vehicle class. There are penalties for using a tag in a different vehicle class (i.e. Car tag in a tractor-trailer).