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10 Rental Car Tips

  1. Reserve a COMPACT or ECONOMY car, they are easy to handle in traffic and easy to park.   
  2. Agencies always try to upsell you to a luxury vehicle.  If you say no, they will often give you an upgrade for the same price.
  3. Agents will always try to fear monger you into unnecessary extra insurance or renting a GPS.  Be prepared to say no.
  4. Most places have a FUEL OPTION, but don’t take this!  Instead, fill up before returning to the rental agency. 
  5. Sign up for LOYALTY programs.  They save you time and money, and you will earn points that can be used toward flight credits or other perks.
  6. Choose a vehicle that doesn’t stick out!  Don’t advertise that you are a visitor and an easy target, or your car may be stolen.
  7. Make sure you do a full car inspection BEFORE you leave the rental agency.  Look for windshield cracks, any exterior scratches or dents, cracked hub caps, tire problems, seat tears or stains, interior scratches or dents, and make sure all the lights work.
  8. Sit in the car to ensure all viewing angles are visible to YOU; if not get another car.
  9. Make sure to adjust mirrors and the seat when you first get in.
  10. Leave plenty of time to return the car.   Don’t forget you will need additional time to get gas and return the vehicle.  You don’t want to miss your flight!


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Reader Comments (4)

All 10 tips about hiring car rental services is very helpful for me. I got a lot of knowledge after reading this tips.
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September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCorporate Cars

If case you are planning to visit many cities in a country then you should hire car for a long time period. It will definitely save your money and time both.
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October 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

People, who don’t have their own vehicle, hire a car for traveling for many reasons such as business purposes or holidays. The most important benefit of hiring a car is that you don’t need to waste your time waiting for taxis, buses or trains. With that hired car you can go where you want to go, in your own time. You are free to plan your trip at your own ease. You can take any action or make spontaneous decisions to go somewhere as you’re the owner of that car at that time. Car Hire Excess

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames

While you are renting a car, you should check your car insurance plan to avoid the extra pay for the coverage which is sometimes already included in your cover. And if you are visiting Perth avoid car hire from airports, it is better to hire care near Perth Airport. Car rental from airports are very costly as compared to the actual cost of car rentals.

June 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Mark

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