A How-To Guide for Discount Car Rentals

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Published on August 3, 2014

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A How-To Guide for Discount Car Rentals: A How-To Guide for Discount Car Rentals Introduction: Introduction You just booked your hotel room and plane tickets. Only a few weeks left and you will be ready to depart for your dream vacation. Then it hits you: you totally forgot to plan for your means of transportation… If most cities in the Western world benefit from a complex network of buses, subways and taxis, renting a car still remains the best way to travel inland . Not only is it less expensive overall and a real time saver, it will also allow you to go places public transportation might not take you. In short, it will provide you with freedom . But what do you need to pay attention to when renting a car? Follow us through this presentation to find out. Where You Rent the Car from: Where You Rent the Car from Amongst the many factors that will determine not only how much you end up paying but also your level of satisfaction , the company you rent the vehicle from will play a huge part. To put all the chances on your side, you should look at the reputation of the different businesses by checking online for reviews, as you should use price comparators. On top of this , you should also take the location in consideration . As a rule of thumb , never rent a car straight from the airport as they charge much more than companies downtown . Just take a bus or a cab to the city and rent your vehicle there . The Type of Car: The Type of Car Stop for a second and ask yourself whether you really need that big of a car. Are you a whole team to travel or is it going to be just you and your loved one? SUVs might look great but they are extremely expensive and use up a lot of fuel. And what about the brand and model you are contemplating? Mustangs and Vipers will turn heads for sure but, again, is it not going to strain your wallet? In the end, you should always check with your travel budget before taking a decision . The money you put in the vehicle might better serve you elsewhere (for example to pay for a guided tour or to buy a souvenir.) Make the calculation and only then make up your mind. Contact Channel: Contact Channel Another mistake to avoid – if you want to save some cash and get the best deals possible – is to ditch the phone and contact the rental companies directly via their website . When you visit the agencies in person or call to make a reservation, they will usually apply the regular price (as it shows a certain involvement on your part.) However, it is another story altogether online. Because of fierce competition on this medium, most companies will offer interesting discounts , so make sure to check their page to learn more about any possible premium. Pay Attention to the Contract: Pay Attention to the Contract In case your vehicle gets stolen or damaged, you will often have to pay a franchise that may amount up to a couple thousand dollars! That is what drove companies to provide the renters with an insurance that would make that cost drop should anything happen… But even though it is usually included in the price, that insurance will greatly vary depending on the company you choose. Yes, all insurance policies were not created equal . That is why you should always read the contract carefully to know exactly what you are getting into. You should be aware of the fact that contracts also contain exclusion clauses such as any damage done to the rocker panels. Extra fees: Extra fees Before we wrap up this presentation, one word of caution: beware of extra or hidden fees which might make the final price shoot through the roof! Never hesitate to ask questions prior to signing anything . For one, will you incur penalties if you are late ? Will you have to pay more if you need to use a child seat ? Some companies charge extra if several people will be driving instead of just one… and others will add a drop fee if you return the car in another town or shop. So always know your rights and duties beforehand ! Conclusion: Conclusion You could enter any car rental company and come out of it with a working vehicle that will effectively take you from point A to point B, but if you want the best bang for your buck and avoid any pitfall that might completely ruin your stay , you need to pay attention to certain factors. Think about your needs, don’t be afraid to ask questions, and read the contract carefully. If you do that, you will already be better off than 90% of regular renters. Guaranteed. PowerPoint Presentation: For more information about car rental and how to avoid any bad surprises, visit: Discount Car & Truck Rentals 2440 Dundas St W Toronto, ON M6P 1W9 416-533-9433 http://www.discountcar.com/locations.cfm?locations=Toronto

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