If you can get cheap deals for airline tickets, then you can also get cheap deals on a rent a car. I personally prefer going on a road trip as compared to flying. With a little bit of research you can easily get the best deals for renting the car. When I booked for my first road trip I used these tips for getting the cheapest deal in town for renting a vehicle. So I would suggest that when you book a car for rent you follow these tips to get the best price.
Call Programs You Have Membership With
Before you rent a car it will be good ideas if you call the program with whom you have membership to inquire about the discounts for car rentals. Also check with the company about the discount rates on car renting so you can benefit from it.
Compare The Prices
Before purchasing a deal I will suggest that you do a price comparison, visit the price comparison websites like Avis or Hertz as they will give you a price comparison of all the top websites like Travelocity and Expedia. At first it seems that booking from a car rental company is a good idea, but when you book from other travel websites you get a much cheaper price.
Be Flexible With Your Car Needs
You should be flexible with your car needs, it’s not essential that you should travel in a limousine. A compact car fulfilling all your basic needs is also good enough and will also cost you less in terms of price. However, if there are good discounts available you then have a choice for renting a full sized car.
Car Rental Company
When you are planning to rent a car from the car rental company use Hotwire.com as this site will provide you with all the details on discounted car rentals plus other means of transport. Nonetheless, Hotwire doesn’t tell the name of the car company until you have paid for the deal.
Bid For A Cheaper Rate
Use Priceline.com and bid the price in which you want a car. Priceline lets you offer the price you want for the car rental. Then you have to wait until some company accepts your bid. The catch is you don’t know which company will accept your bid and once the bid is accepted, you are instantly charged money (full price) for the rental and if you want to cancel the reservation you can’t do it as its not allowed neither you get a full refund.