Booked your summer vacation and fancy hiring a car to fully explore your destination? Or maybe you are arranging a business trip and will need to hire a car to get you to and from client visits and meetings. Hiring a car should be a straight-forward business, but if you’ve never done it before, renting a motor can seem a little daunting. Here’s a simple guide to help you:
What Type of Vehicle are you looking for?
Consider what type of vehicle you will need – a smaller vehicle (often described as “economy” or “compact”) will cost you less to hire and will cost you less in fuel. Of course, you will need to make sure you can fit yourself, passengers and luggage in a smaller vehicle – saving money is fine, but you don’t want to be uncomfortable while doing it!
Why It Pays to Do Your Homework
Check out your options in advance, look at the types of vehicles offered by different companies and compare the price before you book. Are there any special offers? Have you checked the terms and conditions to make sure you aren’t going to be stung with any surprise penalties?
Renting from an Airport?
If you’re planning to just rent a car on arrival at your destination airport, you might find yourself waiting in a rather long queue, not getting a huge choice of vehicle, and paying a higher price too! Save yourself time and money (and get the car you want) by booking in advance.