Renting a car can by handy when we’re on business or vacation, but it can also be costly. So, since we are already in the business of providing vehicles, here are some money-saving and time-saving car rental tips you can take with you, from us at Wright Nissan.
Stick with Your Insurance
Many insurance policies that you have for your own car also cover a rental car, so check your policy to see if this is true. If your insurance covers a rental car, avoid buying insurance through the rental car company.
If you have the time to plan for your rental car, do so! You can save tons of money by shopping around at different car rental locations. It’s also best to avoid renting from airports, as they tend to be more expensive.
Take Time with Inspection
Before you hop in your rental car and take off, you’ll want to inspect it for damage. Take your time and look carefully at both the interior and exterior. If you notice any damage, report it to the rental agency before you leave so that you don’t get charged for it.
Pay As-You-Go for Gas
Many make the mistake of prepaying for a full tank of gas ahead of time. It may seem like a good idea at the time, but you might not end up using the entire tank of gas, therefore wasting your money.
So, the next time you find yourself looking for a rental car, remember these tips and your experience will be easier, and above all, cheaper.