Book Car Rentals Early For Best Deals
July 20, 2011
When one is traveling it is best to have an automobile rental reservation before arriving at one's destination. Choosing the best car rentals agency is important because choosing the wrong company can lead to unnecessary problems that could easily be avoided. Choose the automotive rental agency that has a friendly and reliable staff and one that offers discounts to frequent travelers.
Most automotive rental companies have a wide selection of vehicles from which to choose, but the more luxurious models usually cost more to rent. Do not rent a vehicle that is too expensive even if the thought of driving a luxurious vehicle is tempting. Rent the standard model, one that gets excellent gas mileage.
The cost of gasoline is the responsibility of the person who rents the vehicle, so rent the automobile that gets the best gas mileage. Many companies rent hybrid automobiles that get excellent gas mileage compared to standard models. Fill the tank up with gasoline before returning the vehicle to the company's depot.
If the vehicle is returned with less than a full tank of gas, the tank will be filled up at the depot's gas station. Rental companies charge about thirty percent more for gas than gas stations in the city. Taking a few minutes to fill the tank up before returning the vehicle can mean a substantial savings.
Some auto rental companies advertise low rates because their vehicles are less than perfect. This is to say that, although the engines are in fine working order, there might be a few dents on dings on the body work or fender. Some travelers do not mind driving around in a vehicle with a few dents if it means saving money on their automotive rental fee.
A car hire is much easier when one is traveling alone, but if one is traveling with a group, there are extra considerations to take into account. If there are more than four people in the group, and only one vehicle is to be rented, choose a large vehicle, such as a sports utility vehicle, which can accommodate large groups comfortably. The SUV uses more gas than a standard size vehicle, but the trade off, the comfort the SUV offers, is worth the extra money spent on gas.
Always have enough insurance when renting a vehicle, because the driver is responsible for accidents he causes while behind the wheel. Most if not all automotive rental companies sell insurance which will protect the driver from liability if the driver is involved in an accident for which he is at fault. Some credit card companies offer liability insurance if the driver uses the credit card to pay for the vehicle rental.
Car rentals make traveling easier, but it is important to choose the right rental company, one that has a helpful and friendly staff and offers discounts to frequent travelers. Choose a vehicle that gets good mileage, unless one will be traveling with more than four people, and if so, rent the SUV. Make sure to have insurance before taking the vehicle out of the lot, because a chargeable accident can spoil the whole vacation.
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