In the last post we shared some of the easiest and simple strategies you can apply while renting a car and save money. In this post we will talk and share more such strategies that will help you save a considerable amount of time and money. Bag pack trips with family or friends, is a fun for sure. Road trips teach us a lot about the nature, the people and our own willingness for adventure. Each individual should try to go on a road trip at least once in their life time. Here is the extended version of the previous post to ensure you get the cheapest rate while booking a car.
Airport is the hotspot for the car rental companies. As people arrive at the airport they usually take their pick up right outside the airport. This is what you will need to avoid if you wish to save money. Off-Airport locations are cheaper than the standard airport locations itself. So, while giving your pick up location select the off-airport location and get ready for the surprise.
Delay a day
If the location you will be visiting has a good public transport facility and is well connected with higher frequency of shuttle buses then you may try and book the car from next day of your arrival. This will save you a day’s rental charges and if booked from off-airport location it will be a cherry on the top of the ice-cream.
Travel with two-way bookings
You must have seen it happen that when you book a just one-way flight ticket it costs you more. And if you try and book a return ticket along with your visiting ticket you are offered a humble discount. Same works for the car rental companies. You might save handful of cash if you book two-way travelling car. Plan your trip so that you can return your rental car to its original location.
There are certain fuel policies that differ from company to company. With some companies the policy requires you to return the car with the same amount of fuel they gave you the car initially. Other companies might not require that kind of policy. Instead they require the renter to fill up the tank and may return the car empty. But a drawback in this policy is that you might not get the refund for the unused fuel. Yet the second one seems to be the better option as the company might charge you extra than the cost of petrol at the local petrol pump in the previous case.
The standard age limit, at most locations, is 21 years. Some car rental companies impose additional fees if the driver is aged less than 25 years or over 65 years. Such companies call them more risky drivers. To save this additional driver fees what you can do is while travelling if one of your companion is above 25 years then designate them as the driver and save money.
There are simple yet effective ways to save money in this inflated world you just need to look carefully for them.
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- Contributed by Harshal Pawar