Renting a car when you travel gives you the flexibility and freedom do to whatever you want and to go places which sometimes are only reachable by car.
So here are several tips and tricks that you should take into consideration next time you consider renting a car.
What kind of vehicle do you need?
Is travelling with a lot of luggage or with your entire family? Then choose a large sedan. If you travel with your partner or alone and also want to save some money on gas and rental rates, then the smallest car will do.
For what period do you need the car?
Shop around and look online to get an idea of the available rates. If you need the car for less than a week you should go to major rental companies and for more than a week, go to local companies. Do not choose a car that makes you uncomfortable.
These days, you can find everything online. Look for testimonials or reviews from former customers. This will help you compare among various companies and get a good idea about how they deal with their customers.
Some companies offer the option of alternative drop off locations. This means that you will be able to return the car to a different location than the one where you picked it up. This will help you save money and time, and plan your holiday without being bound to return the car to a certain location.
Don't rely only on the company's website
Don’t rent your car online. Sometimes it's better to make a call and talk to someone who can answer your questions and offer packages according to your needs. You will also understand better the company's policy and what is included in the final price.
Age restriction and insurance
Some companies only rent cars to people who are older than 25, so you'd better check this first before making up your mind. Also, some of them will try to make you buy insurance, when, in most cases, your insurance is enough. Check with your insurer first before spending money for unnecessary fees.
There are so many global car hires services, and each with its policy, that it can become a real struggle and stress to find the right one for you.