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6 Easy Ways to Get Low-Priced Car Rental Rates

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6 Easy Ways to Get Low-Priced Car Rental Rates

Patricia Strasser
February 19, 2011

Whether you are renting a car for the first time or you are well-acquainted with car renting, there is no doubt that you will want to find the best car rental price. Plenty actions are possible for you to undertake in order to grab suitable car rental contract and spend proper money. Here are some tips that can help you find the cheapest car rental price:

Compare the deals of different car companies

Find the rates offered by different companies and compare them, if you want to find a good car rental price. Looking for rental companies online is the most convenient way to find an array of rental prices. After only a few searches you will have an idea of the going prices at different companies. You may find deals if you look into several different rental car businesses.

Choose compact, basic cars

When shopping for auto rentals, you should remember that the bigger and nicer a car, the higher the price. If you are traveling alone or with just a few people, you may want rent a small automobile that will cost you less money than a SUV or a large car.

Consider opting out of the insurance that the rental company offers

You may already be insured when you drive a rental car, so check before you sign up for coverage from the rental agency. Review your insurance policy to determine if it covers rental cars. Comprehensive car insurance includes rentals.

Sign up to be a loyalty club member if you often patronize rental car lots

There are some car rental companies that offer paid membership programs that can be beneficial if you are a regular renter of cars. Free rental days, free upgrades and other special deals are some of the benefits that membership will confer on you.

Do not fall for superfluous inclusion or up-gradation

Although the fancy additions to your rental car service may seem inviting, remember that they will also come at a cost to you. Ensure you carefully review the offer to see whether there are any unnecessary conveniences you can eliminate. Additionally, you might be offered an upgrade to a larger vehicle for a minimal fee. However, larger vehicles tend to consume more gas so you might only end up paying more than you thought you could save.

Look into the possibility of renting your car somewhere other than the airport

What you usually find is that airport-based car rental companies charge more than city-based ones. It is possible to save quite a lot of money if you use public transport to go the few miles to the city where the rental company is located in order to collect your rental car.

You have a variety of choices to ensure that you receive the best car rental price available to you. Use every available resource and be prepared to think outside the box.

To find more information on the cheapest car rental rates, please visit http://www.carhireinsider.com.au/

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