Find available car hire with discount rates and save money when
you book your rental car online.
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comparing the biggest car rental brands
may save you money, it pays to check the smaller, local car-hire firms too.
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Things to Consider When Booking Car Rentals Online
As with finding the
best hotel deal online, the cheapest car hire quote may not always be the best car
hire deal for you.
Popular travel destinations often have the greatest options for
securing the best car rental deals around, but not everyone travels to the popular
While the price of a car rental is important, it pays to think about
what you want from your hire car.
Type of Rental Car
How many passengers and how much luggage will you need to fit in your
If you're travelling with children, you may need a bigger rental car
with five doors.
If you're out to impress, you may want a luxury, or sports car.
Smaller cars are not always cheaper to hire than larger cars but they
are often more economical.
Most modern rental cars will have air-conditioning but it's worth
checking this is included if you're looking to hire a car in the hot summer months.
Likewise in winter, be sure the car comes with winter tyres and that
the washer bottle is full.
Rental Car Pricing
Are you hiring a car on a fixed daily rate or is there a kilometre
Sometimes hiring a car for seven days may be cheaper than six, while
turning up late can add an extra day to the rental charge.
Be sure to read the small print and return the car with a full tank of
petrol, or diesel, if the rental car company delivers the car with a full tank and expects
it to be returned the same.
And be sure to put the right fuel in when you fill up.
Taxes and Surcharges
Like the price of cheap flight tickets, some car hire firms jack up
their ceap rental price with add-on taxes and surcharges.
Some companies charge for a full tank of fuel before you set off, at
their prices, but don't give a refund if you bring the car back with half a tank.
There may also be an added charge for car insurance, although your own
insurance policy may cover you for hire cars as well.
Rental Car Network
Cars do break down, so if you're travelling across country it does
help iy your rental car company has a number of offices on your route, in case you need a
replacement hire car in a hurry.
Check The Car - Before and After
Be sure to check your rental car at pickup for any existing damage to
the car and use your smart phone or digital camera to record the car's condition.
When you return the car, be sure to check the vehicle thoroughly for
any small possessions that might have slipped down beside the seat or left behind in the
Be sure you've read up on the rules of the road in the country you're
travelling to; make sure you have your driving licence with you; and check to see if you
need an International Driving Permit as well.
Many countries now require headlights to be on, even in daylight and
are very strict on drink driving and speeding through villages.
Fuel is more expensive on motorways and often cheaper at large
supermarkets outside the major towns.
You may also want to bring your own maps and sat nav. Just don't
forget to take them home with you.
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