Finding a Cheap Price For Hiring a Car

Whether you want to rent a car for a day, weekend or longer such as when on holiday / vacation, finding the best price for your car rental is important.

Car Hire Cost

Car rental prices vary a fair bit and depend on what type of car you hire and also the competition in the location. In smaller towns there may only be a few car rental companies and this can mean you pay more. Larger towns and cities have many car hire companies and as competition is greater you can often find better deals.

Airports obviously have rental cars and a key thing to remember is to book in advanced. If you turn up on the day you are likely to pay a premium.

Choosing a Car Hire Company

Some popular car hire companies are Thrifty, Avis, Argus, Budget, Hertz and Enterprise. Be wary of using lesser known companies as you may face unexpected problems.

Other Things to Check and Tips

Some factors to look at when hiring a car and comparing prices is to check:

  • What the policy is for excess fuel
  • Insurance costs (including the excess)
  • Deposit amount and card fees

Don’t forget to always check the vehicle thoroughly for damage before and after the car hire. Otherwise you may incur extra cost for damage that the hire company claims was done by you.