Renting a car during business trips or vacations makes things easier. Public transport is cheap but at times inconvenient. Renting a car means freedom. You can go to places anytime you want without bothering anyone.
Renting a car is easy these days as there are a large number of car rental agencies operating in the country. But to be in a safe side, you should book a car ahead of the trip. This will ensure that you would get the car that you actually prefer. Though renting a car is easy, you need to be careful on certain aspects. Here are some tips for you on car rentals:
- Decide what you want. If you are on a business trip, hire a saloon. If you are on honeymoon, hire a sports car. But if you are traveling with your family, hire a SUV.
- Search the internet in order to obtain extensive information. There are thousands of car rental agencies in the country and all of them have their own websites. It is possible to be puzzled with all the deals. To avoid this problem, glance over the deals and shortlist a few. Once you have short listed the rental agencies, start comparing the deals. Then email them for a quote. Once you have the quotes, select the one that best suits you.
- There are several ways to save money on car rental. One way to save a few dollars is to make the payment through credit cards. Most of the recognized credit card companies have agreements with rental agencies. The rental agencies also offer discounts to people from certain professions such as doctors, teachers, and defense officials. Ask the agency to provide you the list of professions that are eligible for discounts. And then claim discounts if your profession is in the list. Always remember to fill in the gas tank by yourself. The rental agencies often charge more for the fuel if you ask them to fill-in the tank. You should also try to avoid using the pick up and drop off service. The rental agencies charge quite a good amount for providing these services.
- I would advice you to have an insurance coverage before renting a car. You can buy the coverage from the rental agency. But before you do that, check with your credit card company and your own car insurance company. Both the credit card companies and insurance companies often have an extended insurance coverage for car rentals.