Tips for saving costs when renting a car from the airport

Tips for saving costs when renting a car from the airport

24 February 2020
 Categories: Automotive, Blog

Many people value car airport rental services. The service is convenient, cost-effective and easily accessible to travellers. However, you may also end up spending more when renting a car at the airport than necessary. If you're on a tight budget but would still prefer the car hire option, here are some useful cost-saving tips you should keep in mind. 

1. Choose the right-sized vehicle

Car rental costs vary significantly by the type of vehicle you choose. For example, renting a luxury SUV will cause you to dig deeper into your pockets than renting a small sedan. While each person has different needs, make sure you select a vehicle that you'll use to the maximum during your trip. You may also be able to save by renting a smaller car at a lower cost per day that doesn't require as much fuel. 

2. Take advantage of special discounts

Car rentals at airports offer many different cost-saving opportunities. There are discounts for loyalty, rental periods, miles travelled and much more. For example, a rental period discount may enable you to save more by renting for a longer period. Furthermore, some vehicles models (or shapes and sizes) may be offered at a lower rental price during specific times of the year. By coordinating your trip to coincide with discounted periods, you can save significantly on the car rental cost.

3. Compare rates in advance

Shopping around for the best price is also a smart rental strategy. Depending on the size of the airport, you may find 2–5 rental companies within the same area. Look into each company in advance and request a quote before you land. Comparing rates and rental periods will give you the benefit of choosing a competitive price. 

4. Plan your travel during off-peak periods

Car rental costs fluctuate by demand. During busy periods, you're likely to see an increase in costs and less flexible rental periods. If possible, plan your trip during off-peak times of the year. Low demand allows you to access more vehicles at a competitive rate. And if your trip has fixed dates, you should consider making your reservation in advance. 

5. Fill up the car yourself

Car rental companies give you the choice between purchasing a full tank of fuel and filling it up as you go. While the full tank option is more convenient, you may end up paying more than you need to. Consider planning and filing up the car while you use it.

For more information about your options, contact car rental services. 

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