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Points to Consider for Car Rental

Posted last July 16, 2013, 12:17 am in Autos report article

If you are reading this article, you are almost gearing up for a holiday. Well, that's great. But before you start your holiday, you must pay attention to few key points that can make or ruin your holiday. If you prefer flexibility while travelling, then you should rent a car, but as they say easier said than done. Renting a car seems to be a cakewalk, but it really isn't because finding the right deal, appropriate insurance coverage you need are quite important points to consider before booking a car. These points will help you save yourself from rip offs. Let's take a flip through the tips below-

Are you choosing the right vehicle- Are you travelling with 1-2 members or 4-5 members. What kind of car or van will meet your requirements? Are you travelling with a lot of luggage? If you are going to carry a lot of luggage and travelling with 4-5 members then hiring an SUV or Sedan is a good choice. Save money by going for a small vehicle if total number of travellers is not more than 2-3. Also ask the car rental company if they provide an automatic vehicle, if you don't drive one with a stick shift.

Booking a car- Do you need car for hire for less than a week? You can also search online to get some great deals. Also search for promo codes or coupons to get good discounts. Some rental company offers breakdown services while some don't, so enquire about the services they offer in case an accident takes place or vehicles breaks down.

Understand your Rental- Read the fine print and understand the terms and conditions of your agreement before sealing the deal. Ask if there is an extra cost for additional drivers and if you need to put their names on the agreement. Also enquire about interstate restrictions. Ask about drop off charges if you are hiring One way car rentals can levy heavy drop off charges, so enquire properly if you are going for it.

Hidden Costs- Attractive cheap car rentals are advertised all over the world wide web, but the hidden cost might increase the actual cost by a huge margin. Also other costs such as additional driver fees, local taxes, Insurance, gas bills are important points to take into consideration. Cheap car rentals packages are available at cheaper car rentals. So call us today for a free quote.


Jeremy Stone is the owner of the Cheaper Car Rental. From here you can have the cheap car hire and van rental melbourne services.