Everyone has their own story to tell with regards to car rental. At times it would seem that everyone has had a terrible time at one point in their lives when booking a car or collecting a van. Rental suppliers have a terrible reputation amongst the travel industry according to forums and reviews. Life does not need to be all bad with a few hints on how to avoid the usual disasters such as insurance claims and charges which are high for no reason.
First thing to do is to book your car successfully. Many of the renters find this part the hardest as they are confused by all the terms and different pieces of advice on the website.
Book your vehicle. Sounds simple and an easy thing to do. Wrong. Often this is the last piece of your holiday which is arranged as renters do not understand all the car hire terms about gas, insurance and other fine print.
As soon as you know your dates book your car hire. This may sound simple but few people are organised enough to book their car rental and tend to leave hiring to the last and end up paying over the odds. By booking in advance you can save a large amount of money as the demand is high and the chance of booking an automatic car low.
Peak times in the car hire industry are festivals times such as the months between June to September. The months of April and December. Huge increase in rentals and the price goes through the roof because of the demand. By booking early you will have saved yourself a huge amount of stress.
Waiting until your arrival at the airport on Christmas Eve and expecting to pick up a car is a definite no no nowadays. Demand has increased over the past few years due to low cost airlines offering good deals for flights only for you to turn up at an airport and have all the cars sold out. Book early is the moto.