|Compare prices-do a little online shopping, even if you belong to a rental car club.|
While some business travelers may be locked into a specific company rental car agreement, many business travelers, and most vacationers can shop for the best price. Car rental prices are competitive and vary by the season and location.
|Check different types of cars as well-you may be surprised that a larger car may be more cost|
effective for you in the long run.
|Check for a free upgrade. Before you reserve, check for coupon offers online.|
|Look at the bottom line! Be sure you look to see what the final price is…have you counted any extra days?|
Remember to factor in the extras—additional drivers, underage drivers, insurance requirements etc.
|Not all cars come with unlimited miles-check before you go especially if you are planning a long trip-|
same is true for out of state driving. Be sure you are allowed take the car where you want to drive.
|Check the return fuel requirements before you leave the rental counter–do you need to bring it back with a full tank?|
If so, and you don’t bring it back with a full tank, you may pay a hefty surcharge.
|One-way rentals may be hard to come by—check for specials or with regional companies if you can’t find what you want.|
Be sure to determine the drop-off charge for returning the car to a different location.
|Book Ahead! Car rentals may sell out, especially in popular locations, in high seasons-such as Florida or Arizona in the winter.|
|10-Be a good sport—cancel your reservation if you don’t need it. It only takes a few seconds, and holds down costs for everyone in the long run.|