All too often, people tend to select the lowest-priced car that the rental company has available, simply to try to save a few bucks.
While this may seem like a good idea and an easy way to cut back on the amount of money you will charge to your credit card for the rental car, there are also other factors to consider that could help you to save money.
Rental cars are available in such a wide selection that people often fail to ask about safety features, gas mileage for the vehicle, how a vehicle holds up to driving in wet weather conditions, and what capabilities the vehicle has.
If you choose a small compact car because it is the cheapest car on the lot and you have a long trip ahead of you, you may discover that you make many more stops along the trip to relieve the discomfort placed on your back, neck, and legs.
More stops can mean purchasing more items at stores and convenience stations and this can quickly mount up to be a hundred dollars or more that you were not expecting to spend during your trip.
To ensure that you do not choose a car where you will lack leg room and comfort for a long drive, ask to test it out.
Many car rental companies will be willing to let you drive the car for a few miles as a try out to give you time to decide if your body fits the car seat well and if you have enough back and neck support.
These are important things to consider and can save you money later on chiropractor visits.
Another thing to consider when deciding which rental car to choose is whether the rental vehicle has entertainment options and hook ups for Bluetooth and other communication devices.
If you are traveling with your family and have children in the vehicle, a van fully equipped with DVD player and headsets can help to make the trip easier and smoother for everyone traveling.
Children will be able to put on the headsets and watch movies during the hours of driving.
This will provide you with a stress reliever as it saves you from a constant round of questions, fidgeting, and bickering that many children tend to participate in during long drives.