Since Gerry and I travel a bit and do some travel blogging a few times a year, we have learned some things along the way. Often the destinations to which we are venturing are not driving distance away, so once we get to our destination we often get a rental car. Sure, it would be nice to relay on public transportation, but that is not really an option in all the places we visit. When you have a busy vacation schedule you don’t want to worry about making bus connections, looking at schedules and accounting for delays, when you take all these things into account, renting a car can be the more economical option especially when you travel with your family. You can often find a good deal on a rental car, and if you are not sure where to start check out DiscountCar.com .
We have learned a few tips and tricks along the way. You can often pick up your rental car in one location and drop it off in another. This is ideal when you are flying into a different airport than you are flying out of. The small fee associated with that is usually worth saving you time and hassle.
Different rental car locations, even if they are with the same company, may charge different prices. For example, a location right in the airport may be more expensive than one located elsewhere in the city or even the suburbs. If you are looking to save your dollars, consider different rental location, and price check.
When renting a car sometimes it is fun to try a different kind of car than you drive at home, especially if you are in the marked for a different vehicle, or simply just want to try out your “dream’ car. This is a fun opportunity to see if the car suits you and your family’s needs.
Before heading out and renting your car, make sure to call your auto insurance provider and check if you have insurance that will cover a rental as well. Many auto insurance companies cover you in such circumstances. This simple act can save you a lot of money, as you won’t have to but additional insurance, which will allow you to save a lot of extra money for your vacation.
Renting a car does not have to cost a lot of money, and the ease and convenience can make your holiday a stress free one.