Simple checklist for hiring cars

Thinking of renting a car a vehicle for your upcoming vacation? That’s a good idea. Going in a hire car will give you the chance to get places conveniently and affordably. How can you save on your rental? We have prepared a bit of advice on that and some further tips worth knowing.

If you require extras such as ski racks, child seats or GPS navigation, be sure to order it beforehand. If you’re trying to save then take with you your own GPS navigation. Drop off the drive with fuel in the tank if that is what’s required and save on the more expensive gas rates from the car company. Standard insurance includes a relatively large excess and you need to buy additional insurance to cover the the vehicle fully. Buying full insurance at the rental counter is quite dear and a cheaper option is to get alternative insurance.

To get awesome prices you’ll need to prepare beforehand. As soon as you have an idea of when you’ll be traveling book the car. In most cases when you make your booking early on you will receive significantly lower prices. Choose if you want to go with a national provider or a local supplier. When you go with the former, it might cost a bit more, but you’ll most often receive relatively new cars. Smaller brands also can offer a high quality experience, but it can differ in some cases pretty significantly. A useful website which offers rental car comparisons is

Review the rental conditions when booking your rental. Look into any travel restrictions. Are there additional charges for an extra driver? Does the price include all charges, i.e. one way charges or driver under 25 surcharges? Take note of your booking confirmation number.

Don’t be late returning the vehicle, as in most cases the grace period is short. This could surprise you but bringing in the rental car earlier can now and again mean extra costs as well as your rates could be changed.