Planning to rent a car for your vacation trip? Below are tips so you can evade paying premium on your vehicle.
As US citizens hit the road during summer, many of us would drive rental vehicles in various parts of the United States or the world. Often the cost of vehicle rental can be confusing, although renting a car would be quite convenient for a traveller. Here are vehicle rental missteps that can cost you some money…and tips on how you could avoid them.
Renting From the Airport
When you’re renting from an airports, this also means getting airport’s extra charges. But you can avoid these surcharges. Teri Gault, the CEO of TheGroceryGame.com and author of “Shop Smart, Save More,” suggests picking a vehicle rental service outside the airport. A lot of car rental services provides services to and from the airport and sometimes this can be even more convenient rather than booking at the airport and dealing with big crowds, and taking a car shuttle.
Paying for Extra Insurance that You Don’t Really Need or Want
Having your own car insurance may cover damages and other personal liabilities on your temporary use of a rental vehicle. Also, if you used your credit card to book for the car, then it might have a provision for secondary collision coverage. Often credit card covers pretty much anything a personal policy does not.
If you don’t possess a personal auto policy, or perhaps you’re worried about premium increase, if in case you need to file claims with your auto policy, the vehicle rental company’s insurance might come handy.
Paying for Gas
It is better to fill up yourself rather than prepaying for gas because you can almost always find cheaper fuel at nearby gas stations. Just make sure you’d fill it up as some vehicle rental service companies charge even if the gas gauge is just hair line away.