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Are you looking to book your next vacation or work trip? Stop shelling out more money than you have to on transportation. Find our 3 best tips for saving money on your next rental car purchase below.
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3 Tips For Saving Money On A Rental Car Purchase
Avoid The Airports
This is the law of supply and demand at work. Because there is such high demand for rental cars from flying travelers, airport rental car agencies can still get plenty of business when charging more than other less-convenient options in town. Before booking a rental car at an airport compare the cost to other options nearby. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of a taxi or uber drive to and from the airport to the rental car agency.
Choose A Small Vehicle
While some vacations or work trips require a certain style of rental car, drivers can save a lot of money by choosing the smallest and most basic sedan for their needs. It may not be as fun as driving with the top down, but it does leave you more money for other vacation to-do list items. Just be sure that you check out the rear seat and trunk space if you opt for a small sedan and are traveling with larger luggage to be sure everything will fit.
Check Your Insurance Coverage
Many insurance plans will provide protection when you are driving a rental car making it so you don’t need to spring for the additional insurance coverage from the rental car agency. Call your insurance company ahead of your travels to see what your plan offers, if no coverage is available, you may want to spring for the rental office’s insurance for added peace of mind throughout your trip.
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