Tips for Saving on a Rental Car When Traveling
Do you have any big travel plans for this year? Where are you headed? Are you coming here to Rhode Island to check out the beaches and seaside towns? Or are you planning to head out to Arizona later this year to visit your grandparents during the holidays (and hopefully to see the Grand Canyon)? Either way, there is a good chance that you will need to rent a car if you are flying to your destination. One of the best things about traveling is that you can do it on a small budget if you play your cards right, but renting a car can seriously blow that budget if you are not careful! Here are some ways to save on that rental car for your next adventure!
Plan and Book Ahead
If you know your travel dates months in advance, go ahead and book that rental car right away. As the dates come closer, the prices have a tendency to go up. Booking in advance also gives you a better chance of getting your preferred vehicle.
Rent From a Small Business
Chain rental services – especially ones attached to airports – are oftentimes much more expensive than independent businesses that may be a little farther away. Research car rental services in the area where you plan to travel to find the best prices.
Take Advantage of Special Offers
Are you a member of a motor club like AAA? These clubs frequently provide special travel discounts, so see if any offers are available for your destination or travel dates. If you have a credit card that has a rewards program, you might even be able to redeem those points for your rental car! Websites that offer coupons/discounts like RetailMeNot may also have special offers for you to take advantage of.
Happy Travels From All of Us Here at Speedcraft Volkswagen!