When it comes to car hire, there are a number of things to bear in mind. From the type of car to rent to where to rent it from, to get the most out of your holiday there is more involved than simply turning up at the airport and getting yourself a car.
Firstly, it is always best to book in advance. For cheap car hire, the only real choice is online, as you will both save money and have a lot more choice, while also having access to much more information about exactly what you are getting for your money.
When it comes to choosing what car you want, remember to be practical. Although we all want our holidays to be as luxurious as possible, for those on a budget, or with children, it is best to keep practicalities in mind when looking into car hire. For example, whilst you may just about be able to stretch your budget to a luxurious sports car or SUV, there will likely be higher fuel costs associated in doing so, and so this needs to be factored into your budget too.
When picking up the car, take photos of any damage existing on the car so that should you be challenged later you have proof as to what was and wasn’t your fault. Also check to see that all the lights and electrics are working before you even drive away.
It is also a wise idea to leave the identifying tag with the registration number on somewhere separate to the actual key, so that if you accidentally leave the keys unattended, someone can’t easily find out which is yours and leave you owing for the cost of a new car.
Finally, enjoy yourself. Remember that cheap car hire can transform a normal holiday into something truly unique, so make the most of the opportunity it