Travelers like you can save a lot more if you choose to drive instead of pay for an airfare when traveling to long distances. When choosing a car hire service, you need to consider the type of vehicle you want to rent, the price, fees and policies. Whether you need a car for out of town business or vacation or you simply need a temporary service after a car problem or accident, it is important to know if the car rental company you are choosing offers a reliable service.
Establishing Your Needs
Because there are usually a lot of car hire companies to choose from, first you need to know your needs. Consider the type of car you want to rent, your budget and most importantly, your age. Many car rental companies do not allow rental to people under 21 years old. As for the type of car, you have to know whether the company has an available SUV in case you are travelling with your family, an economy car if you are on a budget, or a luxury car if you need one.
Evaluating the Fees and Policies
If you do not want to end up paying for more than you expected, you need to ask everything you want to know about the fees and policies of the company. For instance, will they charge you extra if you exceed the allowed number of miles? Do they charge more for younger or older drivers? Do they have insurances available in case the car meets an accident and it is in your possession? Do they need to perform any credit check before you are allowed to rent? Do they allow refund? How much do they charge in case you return the car beyond the specified time? If you have other questions in mind, you need to ask the company before proceeding with the rental. (more…)