Easter is coming up and that means it might be time to travel! If you’re going on a road trip and planning to rent a car, here are some car rental tips to avoid high rental costs:
- Don’t buy extra insurance you don’t need.
Your own auto insurance might cover the temporary use of a rental car. If you use a credit card to pay, they might cover extra costs your own insurance wouldn’t.
- Don’t rent from an airport
If you rent from an airport, you might get sacked with surplus airport charges.
- Shop around
Make sure you do your research on websites like CarRentalSavers.com and AutoSlash.com.
- Don’t pay extra for a GPS or car seat
You’ll save a lot of money by just using your phone for a GPS or your own car seat.
- Thoroughly inspect your rental car before returning it
Rental car companies will charge you for just about anything. So make sure you do a once-over before you start driving so that you don’t get charged for anything that wasn’t your fault.
- Don’t return your car late
You can be charged large late fees if you go beyond the time you said you’d return it; even it’s just an hour late.