Our very own Lloyd de Almeida shares three money saving tips!
I'm sure you might have heard an anecdote or two from your friends or family exemplifying silly, yet costly mistakes they made whilst booking car hire on their holiday. What is often even more distasteful about these tales is that the problems incurred could have been avoided all together had they done a little forward planning...
I wrote this article specifically to help you lower YOUR car rental costs - after all that is the mission of this website.
One of the key mistakes people make is NOT prebooking/reserving a car before they reach their chosen destination. The later you leave your booking, the few cars a rental company will have in stock, and hence the more likely you are to recieve a hyped-up price.
One of the key mistakes people make is NOT prebooking/reserving a car before they reach their chosen destination.
If you need to hire a car for a lengthly period of time, it might be worth your while hiring from a BUSY location such as a major airport. Busy airports usually have several rental firms competing for business, so they they're likely to offer you a more competitive price.
Furthermore, you shouldn't overlook hiring a larger or more expensive vehicle. The demand for smaller vehicles can peak at times, consequently raising the rental price, so requesting a larger or more expensive vehicle can sometimes work out cheaper.
Following this advice, I wish you the best of luck in your endevour to reduce your car rental costs, and please do spread the word!