Recently a group of colleagues went on a road trip. Needless to say the first bickering was over whose car will be used for the trip. The most bothersome of all the questions was the service, wear and tear of the car to be used. Needless to say, nobody really wanted to use their car for obvious reasons. After much squabbling and debate it was decided that they will hire a car from a so-called reputable agent.
As it was off peak season, there were many offers on cheap car rentals on the market. There were many cheap car rental agents to choose from, and frankly that suited everybody’s pocket. But the drama was not over, as our good friends had not really done much research on the cheap car rentals in terms of where the real cost was.
As much as we are coastally bombarded by the sweet promises of excellent deals and savings on cheap car rentals, promising cheap and affordable hassle free deals; the fine print in the contract will always remain a real mystery to us all.
Is Cheap Really Cheap?
One needs to understand that agents generally advertise cheap car rental deals when they have excess vehicles in their fleet. Off peak season also generally promotes and lure people towards the option of a cheap car rental. Competition may also be a factor towards agents lowering their prices.
Although the real cost saving on the cheap car rental deals in time; in terms of time saved should one decide to fly to you destination and then rent a car to be mobile where you going. In this view I would support the idea of cheap car rental being the way to go. However, in lieu of the fact that there are unscrupulous dealers and agents making cheap car rentals and a money monger of a cheap one way car rental.
So, for all the people who wish to make a vacation a good time to relax without the worry and stress of the hidden cost in cheap car rental deals, here is the word of advice to you:
Do your homework
Do your research
Don’t be afraid to shop around for a quotation
Do your math
Check the real cost of the insurance cover – preferably take the maximum insurance cover
Read the fine print
Don’t be afraid to ask the questions on the cheap car rental deal being offered.
Explore alternative options
Don’t be taken for a ride on cheap car rental deals albeit the affordable and easy way to go the responsibility is yours to ensure that you know exactly what you are getting yourself into.