Money Saving Tips for Car Rental

Happy Couple Saved Money on Car RentalAs a leading provider of rental vehicles for all occasions, our range is called upon by people from all walks of life, from those looking to move belongings into their new home or travel around Europe in style to business people wanting to make the right first impression or introduce a fleet to their wider company. Whatever the reason behind your rental, one thing all our existing and potential customers have in common is wanting to save money.

Whilst all vehicles in our range are available at the best possible prices, we understand that striking an affordable deal is always the call of the day. Here our experts share their inside tips for saving money on your next car rental.

Avoid the common hire rip-offs

From sky high excess costs and full-empty fuel policies to unnecessary upgrade options and unexpected charges on return, there are many traps you can fall into when hiring a car. Whilst here at Collison Vehicle Rental we are known and loved for our truly transparent service, many of our competitors aren’t so helpful. Make sure you are aware of all the common hire rip-offs before you rent so you don’t pay more than you have to.

BYO doesn’t just apply to parties

BYO or ‘Bring Your Own’ is a term commonly used but not in the hire world. While we offer optional extras like child seats and sat navs, for those on a tighter budget bringing your own could be more financially viable. It may mean that you have more to remember when packing for your road trip or a house move but it could save you money.

Don’t leave it until the last minute

Buying at the check-in desk when hiring a car for your holiday is a big no-no, and the same sentiment applies when renting a vehicle for any other occasion. Always book a vehicle in advance, you can even reserve online with us for added ease.

Be clear on charges before you drive away

Choosing a rental company that exercises transparency at every stage is vital but you still need to be prudent when it comes to understanding what your rental quotation covers. Our quote includes the rental cost, your insurance, breakdown cover and VAT, whilst any extras and additional protection you choose are factored into the price and made clear before you part with your cash.