How To Find The Best Deals On A Car Rental
By: Ken Snoddy
You re headed out on vacation and are debating whether to rent
a car for your time away from home. Even if you re driving to your
vacation spot, a car rental can be a prudent investment, but there
are some steps you can take to make the most of your car rental
Shop, shop, shop. The Internet is one of the best things that could
ever have happened to comparison shopping. It takes only a little
time and effort to get prices, terms and conditions for almost any
product or service you can imagine, and a car rental is no exception.
Start your shopping as early as possible because some car rental
services will give you discounts for early reservations.
Shopping early will also help you plan your trip because you ll
have an accurate idea of what you re going to be spending on your
car rental. That s much better than being blindsided by a price
you can t afford that will put your entire trip in jeopardy.
Beware of contracts and terms. Any car rental company is going to
require a contract. This is equally true of the legitimate companies
and those that are less-than-scrupulous. But you should never sign
a contract without reading it carefully. Yes, it will take some
time. Take it to a chair, sit down and read.
You may think there s really no need to read the entire contract.
After all, the nice sales clerk has assured you that you ll owe
only $29 when you return the car, and that IS what the company advertises
on television. But the reality is that the contract overrides both
the advertisement and the contract. If the contract calls for a
$29 base fee with a surcharge of $2 per mile for every mile you
drive, that s what you ll owe at the end of your trip.
When you pick up your car, check the odometer. Even though they
ll assure you that they read the odometer and that this is the mileage
indicated, you should check for yourself. If you re paying a per
mile fee, even a few miles difference could be costly.
Be wary of handing out personal information to a car rental company
online. Taking care of the business online is convenient and often
a great way to save time. Just the same, take time to read the company
such as credit card numbers and bank account numbers to companies
that you ve never heard of. Be sure you re dealing with a legitimate
car rental company before you pay.
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