Discount car rentals are very hard to come by these days, and in recent times it just meant you paid less for something that was worth less. Now lets face it, sometimes when you pay less for a rental car, you end up getting something that looks more like a field truck than a car. It’s hard to come up with a savings friendly option so how do you get a discount rental these days? Well here are a few tips to raise the value of your money.
1.Once you bring back the car, fill the gas tank with the cheapest no name gas you could find around, not for spite or anything like that, but because companies usually require the customers to fill the gas tank before returning to their location. If you don’t fill the gas tank they will fill it for you with the company pump but at a higher price. Now we don’t want that to happen do we? So make sure to fill your gas tank before you return the car.
2.Another way to get the discount, make your reservations early. Some companies will give you discounts or free upgrades on your vehicle for customers who reserve early.
3. If you’re planning to use your rental for more than five days, ask the company if you can get a break on a weekly rate. Most companies will offer discounts for the 6th and 7th day.
4.Ask your travel agency if you could get a discount if you acquire packages like fly,stay,drive or fly and drive. Most travel agencies as well as hotels offer these programs at a discounted price. What’s very good about this is that you get a money off and you get two to three things taken care of one time.
5.When you go to the company, ask them if you could get a break in exchange for your frequent flyer miles, this is good for those miles that are about to expire. Sp instead of throwing them away you’d get one last use for them, a bonus before there gone.
6.One way you can get a discount or maybe just the great deal for the money is to look for sites or companies that accept a pre-agreed budget. This is when you tell them the money you’re willing to spend for the rental. Most companies will give you the program that has the largest discount and whats going to be the best deal for you. It helps to know if the company has a history of fraud or scams, in this day and age you really can’t really trust to many people with your money, check out the company before you rent it.
7.One thing you can ask the rental company for is when you quite often use their company, they’re most likely to give you discounts or free upgrades if you always get your vehicle from them.
8.You can get rentals by reserving from the internet. Most companies have internet only discounts that can save you a lot of money. Look up the company that has the biggest discount for the same value your looking for.
9.When looking for a car upgrade, try going to pick up your rental just as the shop is opening for the day. There will be a shortage in the economy types, and you’ll probably get your free upgrade. When they say we can’t give you the choice you reserved this becomes a very good way to get upgrades.