Five Secrets to Reducing Your Car Rental Costs

Car rentals have the potential to cost you a packet, especially if you don’t get a car or a deal that suits your needs. Below are five common sense tips to help make sure you get the best deal possible. Enjoy!

Tip 1: Pre-book your car rentals: Pre-book your car rentals before you arrive. You will get a cheaper Internet rate. What’s more you are also in a better position to barging and research multiple rental companies.

Tip 2: Consider a car or truck rental: If you only use a 4 x 4 for one week of the year, then consider renting one for that week rather than buying a 4 x 4 for your normal driving. You will save heaps in petrol and running costs, as well as by not paying the upfront cost of a large expensive 4 x 4.

Tip 3: Rental Car Discounts: If you work for a large organisation you may be able to get a discounted rate on rental cars, even when you are on holiday. In our opinion it is always worth asking.

Tip 4: Car Rental Insurance: Between your travel insurance and your credit card insurance, you may already have enough insurance to cover your car rental. If this is the case then you don’t need extra car rental insurance. Double check this first of course!

Tip 5: Request the right rental car: Think about the driving you will be doing before you rent a car and choose the right car for your needs.

So there you have it, five tips to help reduce your auto expenditure, and keep more of your money in your pocket.

We are big advocates of saving money, our view is why spend more money than you have to. The potential savings here are huge, and we hope that they make a big difference to your finances.