It makes plenty of sense to rent a car when you are out on vacation. It helps to save plenty of time of having to drive down to where you need to go, and to spend a small fortune on taxi rides. Taking public transport is not always reliable unless and until you are in a place like Japan, that makes sure everything is perfect to the tee. For everyplace else, renting a car makes the best sense.
However, even for those who are seasoned car renters, the process can be long drawn and daunting. We will be penning down the valuable things that you need to keep in mind the next time you are at a car rental agency. Read on…
Make Use Of Credit Cards When You Are Picking Up Your Ride
When you make use of a debit card, the authorization amount will be charged on you and most of the time the amount is substantial- even a few hundred dollars. Car rental companies generally check your credit score to make sure that you will be able to pay up in case of ‘additional charges’. If you prefer using a debit card and are trying to stay off of credit cards, then it would make sense to go through the policies of the car renting company. The last thing you need is hold on fund when you weren’t expecting it.
Keep The Youngsters Away
Car rental companies see youngsters as a liability. Even though you can drive by the time you hit 18, you will have to pay additional fees especially if you are under the age of 25- most car rental agencies are careful in lending their cars to new drivers. If you are driving with someone, remember not to add them as an additional driver- especially if they are below 25! You will only incur additional fees by doing so.
Keep The Number Of Drivers Low
It doesn’t matter if you are going for a getaway with the family or friends; keep the count of drivers to the minimum. For each and every additional driver you need to pay daily fees, even if they don’t end up driving during the rental period. For the most part, companies waive these in the case of corporate rental or a spouse or domestic partner, but you might want to double-check with the company policy to be extra sure.
Keep these tips in mind the next time you are planning to rent a car- it will save you from losing money!