5 ways to save money on your next car rental

How to save money on car rentals

How to save money on car rentals

The first day of spring is officially March 20 and that means that summer isn’t far behind. What are your plans for the summer season? If you’ve already started thinking about taking a grand adventure or maybe just a short trip, it’s important to plan as far ahead as you can. No matter where your adventures take you, there may come a time when you have to rent a car. Not only can renting a vehicle be expensive, it can also be inconvenient. Here are some ways to save money on your car rental and simplify the process.

Cheap ways to rent a car 2017

Choose your pickup location carefully
Did you know that you could be charged more if you pick up your rental from the airport, even if you have booked in advance? In fact, you might be able to save by simply picking up your vehicle at a different location.

Do your research
Shop around to find the best deal online and in advance. Just remember that most “pay in advance” options are nonrefundable.

Use your memberships
Are you a AAA or Costco member? Leverage your memberships to potentially save upwards of 10% off your total bill.

Pick the smallest option
Always choose the smallest vehicle that you will need. Economy vehicles get rented quickly so if you choose one and there are none when you arrive to rent, you might get an upgrade for the same price.

Use one driver
When you stick to only having one driver you can save from having to pay extra every day for an additional driver. Those added fees can add up fast and that’s money you can be using on other things during your trip.

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What’s your favorite way to save money when you rent a vehicle? Let us know in the comments below!

How to save money on your car rental