After we book our cheap flight at a different airport, book our cheap hotel by the airport, we need to make sure we also get a cheap car. Here are my best tips for finding the best deals on rental cars.
I always start at Kayak because it searches the search engines and it lets me know the rental car companies that service the areas that I need.
Go check out the rental car company’s website. Then check out this website because they have the best coupon codes available for most rental car companies. You can save up to 25% by using these codes!
You usually do not need to purchase the extra car insurance because your car insurance company should cover you while driving the rental car. Call your insurance company to make sure because the insurance is expensive! I know if you pay with your Visa card will cover Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver. Visit your credit card website for additional information.
When you rent a car through the rental car company’s website you usually don’t have to enter your credit card information. You can cancel your reservations at any time. Just double-check before you cancel.
Join the rental car company’s club. This is great because they usually have an express line if you are a member. This is great when there is a line! The memberships are usually free and sometimes they earn you some kind of reward.
We have rented several cars and have never received the car we have reserved. We have always received a better car.
Check the car for scratches and any other problems. Report them so you will not be liable.
Make sure you know where to drop off the car when you are done. You can rent cars at one destination and drop it off at a different location.