Car rental has come up as a very competitive and competent mode of
transport to travel at any corner of the world for variety of reasons.
If picked up the right one, then car rental is the safest, comfortable
and cheapest mode of transport world over. It equally, suits to a
businessman as well as a tourist.
So in order to make process of car
renting easy and comfortable, one should follow certain steps to make
good advantage of car renting policies. Book a car well in advance for
cheaper deal for renting a car. If you have planned a journey in peak
season, it is possible, that you may likely get the higher price for car
rental as compared to down season. As the price of car rental remains,
comparatively, cheaper in down season it is advisable that one should
book car rental at lower period of the year.
These very small but important points can make car renting a cheaper
bargain. Never pick up a car out of booking hours; otherwise, you may be
laid out with paying extra money for extra hours after the office
timings. In case, you may be getting late for picking up the car, it is
advisable to postpone it for the next day instead of paying extra money.
While booking the car, look for attractive discount schemes as
offered by car renal agencies. In case, you book a car for longer period
of time in off season you would get reasonable cheaper rate and good
value for car rental. Or in order to save money on car rental you can go
for a mini or economy car as smaller cars are better in respect of fuel
consumption as well as average.
The other important point to rent a car is its retuning period, if
you return it, after the stipulated time of 24 hours you will be charged
equal to rent of two days. Also choose car, appropriately, according to
your traveling needs, if you have a big family and obviously with heavy
luggage you would need big car, otherwise, for a family of two members
smaller car would be more that sufficient. And never go for additional
features like, GPS, etc unless you need them, necessarily.
Also look out for the hidden fees like taxes and surcharges when you
are going for a cheaper car hire. Car rental insurance also is an
important point to take care of when selecting a car rental if well
negotiated it can save you from afterward hazards. There are several
factors like competition, availability, local events, seasonality and
advance booking determine prices and you should take care of each and
every factor while determining the cost of the rent.