There are simply so many things to plan ahead when travelling to an exciting vacation destination. One of the most important things to determine before leaving it the type of rental car you will be selecting.
While packing appropriately can feel overwhelming, leaving your choice of car rental service and specifics of the rental car you will be choosing can be even more challenging. Ideally, it is best to plan each detail before heading out to your destination of choice to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible. These top tips will help you choose a rental car that’s right for you.
Determine Your Needs
If you opt to use a rental service that boasts a wide variety of vehicles to choose from, you may be left wondering which car is the most ideal. The best way to determine this is to assess your vehicle usage during your stay. If you will be using the vehicle to travel from your hotel to restaurants and other points of interest located relatively close to your accommodation, you may only require a regular fuel economic hatchback type of vehicle. However, if you will be travelling on long road trips and off-road, you should then consider an offroad vehicle. When renting a vehicle to travel off-road, you should specify the terms and conditions in the rental contract to ensure you are permitted to travel off-road. If you have your heart set on enjoying a comfortable road trip during your stay, opting for a luxury vehicle would be ideal as this would maximize your comfort during your scenic drive.
Consider Vehicle Size
More often than not, travellers opt for smaller sized vehicles as they are easier to manoeuvre in regions where parking spaces may be smaller and roadways may be more narrow. However, you could also consider the current vehicle you are driving as it may be best to consider a vehicle most similar to the type of car size you have become accustomed to. You might want to conduct adequate research to determine whether or not your destination of choice does have restricting parking spaces.
Number Of Passengers
You may not need a larger vehicle if you will be vacationing on your own, although, in the event that you are going to be bringing your family along, or a group of friends, you should consider a larger vehicle. This is mainly to ensure everyone is comfortable during trips rather than cramped between your belongings. Boot space and vehicle power should also be considered when travelling with a group as these factors will affect your quality of driving and everyone’s general level of comfort.
You may be reluctant to pay extra for rental car insurance as your vacation is likely already a costly commitment. However, you should rather opt for insurance to best protect yourself from the worst possible situations. You will have no control over whether or not the vehicle becomes scratched or slightly damaged. What’s more, you may not be able to control unfortunate events such as car theft. The small fee is definitely worth the ultimate peace of mind it is able to provide.