Car Rentals – Saving Tips

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car rental saving tipsTravelers nowadays use the Internet to find low cost air tickets and the best accommodation deals. Do you pay the same attention when renting a car while traveling? Most travelers think that car rental rates are too similar to spend some time and energy to compare them. They are terribly wrong. Car rental rates do vary between destinations and companies. How to save money on car rental? We’ll try to help.

Beware of hidden costs and fees. In case the company needs topping-off the gas tank after you return a vehicle, you will have to pay a ridiculous for gas. So, ask if there is possibility to fill up the car prior to departure and return it back full of gas. Sometimes it’s allowed, but with a fee. However, make sure you return the car with the same amount of gas in the tank as when you started a journey. Also, pay attention to other additional charges. For example, if you see an advertisement for car rental: only $19/day, go to company’s reservation page and check if there are additional taxes and fees. Sometimes for something is advertised under $2o/day, you have to pay more than $25/day. The difference is significant.

Renting a car at the airport is quite convenient. Well, sometimes it’s wiser to pay a taxi and rent a car a few miles further. In many cases it’s cheaper option.

Here’s what travelers generally know, but at the rental counter you’ll be under a lot of pressure and very likely you will change your mind. Insurance should be declined, even though clerks are trained to make you anxious if you consider declining it. First of all, you probably don’t need it. And second, your car insurance policy at home is very likely to cover car rentals, too. Therefore, call your insurance agent to verify it. Travel insurance, however, should not be declined, especially if you are taking a longer trip.

Also, look for special offers and coupons on the web. For example, check out zalyn.com and you might save some money to enjoy your vacation even more.

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