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Getting the Most Out of Your Money with Car Rental Services


Finding the best car rental service with the lowest price and the best quality can almost be likened to that of a treasure hunt. You know it’s out there, but almost impossible find.

When you’re about to travel to a new city or country, or just need a car for a day or two, you’d want to get the most value for your money. And in your search for the best car rental service for you, you’ll most definitely find yourself hunched over the computer for hours just looking for car rental online.

There are so many companies today that offer the best service and the highest quality that finding the one that can serve all your needs at the best price can be a very tasking thing to do. But with a few tips, you can easily narrow down your choices and get the best deals that not only fits your every need, but your pocket, as well.

Here are 5 tips on getting the most value for your money in a car rental service:

Search Online

One of the biggest mistakes you can ever do is to search for car rental services on a search engine. Why? The net will literally give you hundreds of options. The best way to know what the best companies are is to visit the top travel sites. Travel sites allow actual customers of businesses to make authentic and honest reviews and testimonials. This will help you narrow down your choices through getting real accounts of a company’s services from real customers.

There are also online comparison tools that you can look at wherein they make a list of the top companies and compare them based on price, services, and the range of vehicles.

Look for Promotions

Do not take the given or posted price as is. Companies always have promotions, discount codes, and even loyalty programs that will lessen their original price. You can ask about these or look for it yourself. These can be found in the company’s website or their Facebook or Twitter account.

Compare Quotations

Once you’ve narrowed down your choices to at least 5 companies, ask for quotations. When you have them, compare one from the other. Base you decision on your needs. For example, if price is of your utmost priority, then choose the service with the lowest price. If luxury is on the top of your list, choose the one that has the most luxurious car. It really all depends on your needs.

Rent Longer

Most companies offer better deals if you rent for a given set of days compared to its daily rates, which are almost always more expensive. If you only plan to rent the car for 3-4 days, try to see if paying for a weekly rate will end up being less expensive than paying the daily rate.

Book Early

The most ideal time to book your car for peak seasons is at least 6 weeks before your planned use. This will give you more choices for cars and most car rental companies actually give discounts if you book early. For regular days, the best time to book your car is at least 2 weeks prior.

There are so many great car rental services out there and you will definitely get the most value for your money if you do your research. Look beyond the prices and take a look at your needs to see if there’s a match.

About the author

Johnny Lai is the owner of Exclusive Limo and Car Rental Services – Singapore’s premier luxury car rental service company that is devoted to giving its customers the best quality service and the fullest range of luxury vehicles in the market today.

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