Hey there, you guys! It’s your good buddy George here, back for more rental car discussions. Once again, I am floored by all the responses that I received from the last post! Let’s keep this positive space going, shall we?
I like to travel. It gives me a good chance to discover more about the world I am in and I also find out more about myself. Travelling is always a good way to open up the scope of your understanding. This is due to the fact that not all countries carry the same codes and mores. One thing that I did note was that depending on how well you prepare for your trip, you can get more out of it.
For example, rental vehicles are always available no matter where in the world you go. Of course, some rental companies are better than others. It also depends on where you get the rental. Well, I’m getting a bit ahead of myself! To clarify, today’s discussion is going to be about why you should scope out rental deals before going anywhere!
In my travels, here are some pretty good reasons why rental cars are pretty great when you travel:
Car Rental Firms Can Help Plan Your Vacation
If you are completely new to the area or country that you’re visiting, there might be certain good spots that you can miss. A car rental company can have sample itineraries that may pique your interest. I had a good friend that went to Malaysia and had scoped out a car rental agency before going there. She managed to score a complete itinerary courtesy of the company.
Not only was she ferried around in style, she got to see all the landmarks at the best times as her driver was a local and was highly attuned to the traffic situation.
Scoping Ahead of Time Yields Better Deals
If there was anything that I learned from my travels, it would be this: booking at the last minute will drive up prices by a lot. So if you do all your searches ahead of time, like around 2-3 months ahead, you can actually land better deals.
I had to go to Makati City (that’s in the Philippines) and I looked up car rental companies around two months previously. Not only did I manage to score a 30% discount, I was also able to land a deal with their affiliate hotel.
Convenience and Security
What I best about rental companies no matter where in the world they are, they aim to provide their clients with good experiences. If you aren’t really familiar with the area, having a secure mode of transportation can really cut back on the stress.
Depending on the deal that you get, you can experience the lap of luxury from start to finish.
When you are going to be travelling in the near future, do yourself a favor and scope out the car rental agencies in that area. You just might be surprised at what you may find and experience.