Tips on Getting a Car Rental

Are you needed to rent a vehicle in the days ahead? My family is heading to California and we had to do some extensive research on car rentals at the airport. We learned a few tips and tricks along with way.

The most important thing to know is to book early if possible. If you know that you will be needed to rent a car during a specific time jump on it right away. There may not always be deals, but you don't want to end up showing up later and finding out there are no cars available. My family has experienced this and it isn't pretty!

Don't worry about prepaying. Some car rental companies offer discounts if you do, but don't do it. Why? There may not be a free cancellation in store if needed. There always seems to be a catch when it comes to great discounts!

If you will be renting your car from an airport, most likely you will face some added fees. It may be best to search by city vs by the airport. 

Be advised that when going through the process to rent a car, they will go through a list of add-ons for "your benefit." Just stick with standard insurance, etc. They will break the bank with you if you let them. They just want to make a sale!

Do you rent cars often? My husband currently does for his job and immediately signed up for the loyalty program. There are great perks that come with that depending on the company you choose to rent from. We really like Enterprise. They offer discounts, etc. which have been very beneficial, especially coming up for our trip to California! We are saving hundreds of dollars on our rental. It pays to join those loyalty programs

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