Although several cities these days have various public transportation choices like buses, trains, and subways; their schedules or station locations may not be very suitable for your agenda. Whether traveling for leisure or business, you may notice that renting a car would be more convenient during your stay.However, make sure to check this list of 5 ways to save money on rental cars for an efficient and stress free process.
1. Book beforehand
When you book online in advance you may nearly always get a far better deal than at the counter. And it’s easier and faster. The last thing you wish to do after a long flight is deal with the rental car firms at the airport and negotiate a deal of your wish.Be sure to take all of your documents with you as proof of rent and your rates to avoid any hassles in future.
2.Check the fuel policy options
Some rental car firms would require you to return the car with the same quantity of fuel it had in the tank at pick-up. Others operate a fuel policy where you, the renter, should purchase the first tank of fuel and may drop the car off empty – in such case, there may be no refund for unused fuel.
Where the car rent company charges for fuel, the price may be much higher than it would be at a local gas station
3. Inspect your car before driving away
Do an intensive examination of your rental car before driving out. If you find any damage on the car photograph it yourself from all sides saving the photos as evidence to avoid any disappointing issues upon returning the car. You don’t want to be held to blame for damage from a previous driver.
4. Book the smallest vehicle you’ll need
Think carefully regarding what form of vehicle you would like. Surely it might be tempting to travel in the big SUV or the fancy sports car, but always think fuel consumption and the practicalities of your car.
Being comfortable is important to relish your road trip.
Book the lowest class vehicle you’ll comfortably need, and chances are you would possibly get a free upgrade at the counter, which often happens to us! Simply ensure that you can afford the raised fuel prices of an upgraded car!
5.Decline the GPS (Navigation system)
If the car navigation system is an extra add on, skip it and use the Google maps app on your phone to save on per day.