Published on : 04 April 20193 min reading time
Car rental proves to be a great idea! Renting a vehicle will allow you to get off the beaten track and manage your trips freely.
Here are some tips for finding a cheap car hire:
Defining your needs
It is recommended to select a package adapted to your needs. The ideal process is to calculate the number of kilometers that are expected to be traveled and the rental period required. If you have planned to travel many kilometers, it is best to select a car with unlimited mileage. It is important to return the vehicle on time (any day started is due).
To get the best price for your car rental, the best thing to do is to compare fares. You will be able to visit various specialized websites like Avis, Europcar, Ada, Sixt, Hertz, Rent A Car; or on a broker’s site such as Auto Escape. You can also go to a car hire comparison service like liligo to find the best deal. One of the cheapest options out there is the peer to peer car rental which you can find at drivy.co.uk/.
Book in advance
In general, it is better to buy a tourist service in advance (a few months or weeks before the date of his departure on a trip). Indeed, it allows you to benefit from the most interesting rates. Anticipate = save! It is usually 48 to 72 hours before the vehicle is taken that the rates go up …
In addition, booking your car in advance saves time (just locate the agency) and gives you the opportunity to drive the desired vehicle (some car ranges may not be available if you have not bothered to book in advance).
Book on the web
It is often said that the rates are more interesting online. The main use of the web is to be able to compare the prices of several providers in just a few clicks (and thus easily find the most competitive price). Plus, booking is quick and easy. Just print the receipt sent by email by the car rental agency.
Rent a car in a non-tourist area
The rates of the car rental companies differ according to the agency’s geographical situation. You may benefit from a more attractive rate if you rent your car from a small out-of-town rental company instead of going directly to an agency located next to the train station or the airport.
Rent a small car during the weekend
To benefit from a lower price, it is advisable to select a small city car (type C1, Twingo or Clio). Weekend packages are generally more interesting.
Enjoy the good plans
Some car rental companies offer one-time discounts that can be very interesting, check them out directly on their website!
Avoid paying extra fees
Booking a vehicle at a good price is good, but still, you need to make sure you do not have any additional costs to pay when handing the vehicle. It is therefore very important to follow the instructions of the car rental company.