Holiday season is all about planning a vacation with your family members, friends, and other near and dear ones. If it is a nearby area like a picnic spots, an amusement park, etc, then you need to hire an RV or a car, as per your preference. If it is an overseas trip, then you most certainly will look for the local car rental services there, so as to book the right vehicle for the tour to travel around the place.
When it comes to hiring a car, there are some things that you should know, like what to do and what not to do. Here are some of such things that you must be aware of.
Things to Do
Here are some things that you should remember while renting a car from any rental service.
- Use Your Credit Card, when you get the car delivered or pick it personally
Almost all rental services give importance to your credit score, before making any transaction with you. Hence, by using your postpaid credit cards, you can escape from the credit check procedures that any rental service organizes to know whether you can pay them back or not.
- Rent Less Save More
It is suggested to go with minimum renting option. Minimum renting involves you,
- Making use of Google map option in your mobile, instead of car GPS system
- Carrying your own baby seat. This will help you even while travelling aboard, since some airlines allow you to carry your own baby-seats for free of cost, in the plane.
- Arranging for music system or even carrying your Bluetooth speakers
Try this and you will surely save more for the trip.
- Add Only Your Name in the List of Potential Drivers
Rental services will always see younger drivers, people who haven’t crossed 25 years, as unsafe drivers. Never add the name of your son or daughter as potential drivers in the car that you are hiring from the rental service, since the these companies think that young drivers are careless and can damage the vehicle to such as extent that it cannot be fixed.
Things Not to Do
Here are some things that you should never do while hiring a car from a rental service.
- Prepaying the complete amount, including for gasoline
Never prepay for the fuel that you may or may not use, while enjoying your trip. For instance, if you are planning to board a plane at the end of your trip, then you might have to complete the processing works as organized by airport services. This will surely take extra hours and hence more usage of fuel on the run. So never pay for fuel beforehand, if you are not sure that you will return the car empty tanked.
- Deciding Vehicle Type before Hearing the Cost
Most of the classic car rental Los Angeles services worldwide charge you based on the upgrades that you wish to have.
Go through every car types that are available for rent, including keeping closer eye on the upgrades, which comes with car without you asking. You can then decide the right car, after tallying the overall amount for the already equipped cars and the ones that require upgrading separately.
Follow these tips and save more for your vacation.