Be it leisure or business trip, renting a car for your trip is a pretty convenient thing. Now the information below explains the process of leasing a vehicle, and provides car rental advice at the same time.
Looking for the perfect vehicle rental company. Go and as for your travel agent to help you find the right car rental agency on you trips. Various agencies serves various locations all throughout the globe. Getting tips from your travel agent would save your precious time and effort of phoning different car rental companies in order to find the best car and rate. And also, a travel agent will be most likely aware of promotional rates and special discounts that are not well known publicly.
Go and reserve the car for longer than you need it. It sounds counterintuitive I know, but adding an extra day on a weekly rental or even adding a couple of hours to extend it without the real intention of returning the car that late can actually make your rate lower. This strategy actually takes advantage of lower prices aimed to people who love to travel on weekends.
Learn to negotiate. It’s worth the try even if you’ve actually booked the best possible rate, or you think you have already. Try to phone other rental company to see if you can finagle your way to a better car. “You don’t get because you don’t ask,” said the rental car consultant Mr. Abrams. In this strategy, the success depends on everything from the number and type of available cars to the clerk’s mood, he added. But there are some agencies who would be glad to get you a bigger, sometimes less popular, vehicle at the cost of a compact.
Prepay. Sometimes taking a page from hotels, rental car companies offer discount from for up to 20 percent to travellers that are willing to prepay. Take it from a recent study for weekly leasing at Boston Logan Airport in mid-June: Hertz was offering compact cars for 170USD per week with the “pay now” rate but the “pay later rate is actually about 30USD more. So what’s the trade-off for the binding low rate? A cancellation due of 10-50USD!