There are a lot of possible questions to ask yourself before renting a car eg. Do I need to pay extra fees? Does the vehicle am hiring have an insurance? What is the business standard rate and does it apply the same for me? Laid down below are some important tips that can help you get started when it comes to cheap rental cars.
Do not think of renting cars from the airport
The rental prices in the airport are usually very bloated when you compare them with the non-airport counterparts. If you want a cab, move to the non-airport car rental area and you’ll get the best deal. If by any chance you are residing at a nearby hotel, it is very likely that you will be offered a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel. Once you arrive at the hotel, you can ask for the nearby car rental services. Also remember to tell the rental service to deliver the car to your hotel.
Get enough information
Make sure you do your homework thoroughly, collect as much information as you can about the different rental car services. Compare their prices to get the best deals. You can even Google around but also beware of the fraudulent scammer’s who will ask you to make some down payments before delivering a car for your service.
Rent a small and sizable car if you can
If you are traveling alone without your family, and have no quirks about small cars, then it is advisable that you get a small and cheap rental car. Small cars are usually much economical when it comes to fuel consumption as compared to large cars, this applies if you have to fuel the car yourself. Also, if you rent a small car and the rental business has no small car, they usually give you a big one free of charge.
Even though it will take you sometime, make sure you are convinced that the car you wish to rent is the safest one. You can always do some research on the safety of cars from sources that provides useful information about safety.
Ensure the vehicle is insured. Extra rental vehicle for rental should be a no-no. This applies only if your own personal insurance or else you credit card covers even the rental vehicles. Most people are usually covered with the personal auto insurance alone. Getting an extra rental car insurance is simply waste of resources as it has no double benefit. You can beware some of the rental agents will try to talk you over so that you add an extra insurance. Do not give in if you already have a personal insurance.
If you are going for a trip, make sure you plan it well. Book the vehicle in good time as this will spare you the agony of last minute decisions. This way, you are not likely to get confused. You can compare the different styles, rates and options without the pressure of last minute. It’s also sometimes worth considering online offers as they save you time, but don’t be careless, be sure you get the hottest deal.While in the vehicle, ensure the driver has a UK driving licence, it is important.