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Tips for Hiring a Car Abroad

Filed under: Holiday Car Hire — Tags: , , , — admin @ 12:01 pm September 12, 2010

Many people think of car hire as confusing and costly. And it can be if you don’t think ahead. However, with the right advice, you can be saving money whether you want cheap car hire in France or luxury car hire in the USA.

Book online: car hire is significantly cheaper when booking in advance. Hire costs at the counter are much higher than even booking just a few hours ahead.

Size matters: Unless you are planning on living in your car or providing a removal service, going for a smaller, more modest car will almost always reduce the price. It will also save you money on fuel too.

Grab a deal:
Many companies offer deals for longer periods or during off-peak times. Also be sure to look out for special promotions and keep codes safe to ensure you get the right deal when booking.

Plan your route: While cheap car hire in France and other European countries may seem like the cheapest way to go, many countries have no road tax and instead charge tolls on major roads. Be sure to plan ahead and avoid as many as possible so as not to lose the savings you have already made.

Know what you’re getting: most car hire companies give you an all-in price, but some may hide hidden extras such as fuel charges, taxes or collision damage waiver fees.

These are just a few simple ways to save time, money and hassle and make car hire the most cost-effective way to go.