Rent a car to travel with his family during the holidays is an excellent option that offers an optimal ratio cost-effectiveness, either to move in Spain or outside the country. In addition there are numerous offers available for the summer of 2009, especially for Spain and Europe’s main destinations. Rule number one to obtain the best rate for your car rental is to compare prices. Do your own market research looking for rates on the web to have a concrete idea of how much you should expect to spend to hire a car from one category in particular and for a specific destination. While conducting your research, be sure to compare products and services of similar characteristics.
If a car rental company offers you one rate all included, check what are the products and services that are actually included in the price and ensure that any rate that compares includes all these items. Always rinse each one of the points of your insurance contract prior to travel, even before the booking. You should know exactly what kind of coverage you will receive and what will be the franchises to be paid in case of accident. If you believe that the amount is too high, find out if you can purchase additional insurance to cover the franchises. To hire your rental car online, don’t forget to include extras such as satellite navigators or child seats at the time of booking, and not at the point of collection of the car rental. Many people forget to include the necessary extras and often cannot obtain the same discount to your purchase online if they so request at the point of collection of the vehicle. Always return the car on time and, ideally, with an hour and a half in advance to resolve any unforeseen event. Since many rental rates are calculated on a daily basis, if delivery car with delay will be entering in the timeslot of the next day and therefore, you will be charged an additional day.
However, if you want to use your car for one longer period which is contained in your contract, contact your car hire company immediately so that they can offer you a budget to provide for the additional days. Smart ways to reduce the cost of your car rental is to make the online payment in advance rather than at the point of collection, since many car hire companies offer significant discounts to customers who pay in advance. Finally, one of the easiest ways to increase the cost of any car rental is picking up the vehicle with a full tank of gasoline and give it empty. Many companies will be given the car with a full tank of gasoline and expect to return it under the same conditions. Otherwise, it will be forced to refuel the fuel at a high price, so be sure to fill the gas tank before you hand over the keys, or ready to receive a hefty bill!