Car rentals are an option the more and more used by travellers especially in the XXI century. Low cost airlines allow us to travel to any city of the world for very little money. Now you can move from one location to another and discover many places for very little money.
But if you haven’t rented a car yet, here you have some advantages of renting a car.
Car rental advantages
Freedom of movement
While enjoying your holidays, you don’t want to worry about taxi prices, schedules or bus stops. You just want to explore, improvise and enjoy your time.
You can save money by making your reservation on a hotel located a little bit further from the city center and rent a car. The money you save would compensate the car rental price, besides you will enjoy the freedom of movement.
Quality of life
When you arrive at the airport, it’s very easy to find the car rental offices at the terminal. Besides, there are some low cost companies located outside the airport which usually offer a free shuttle to connect their offices to the airport. You can save money on taxis (which are expensive) and buses; Buses are very cheap, but it may be a pretty uncomfortable option especially if the bus stop is far from your hotel.
A car rental allows visiting remote places, hidden trails or restaurants with a view, impossible to get to by taking a taxi or a bus. These special places are usually inaccessible by bus. Also, there is nothing better than a car waiting for you at the railway station or airport. Nothing more comfortable than not having to carry your luggage to the bus, tram or underground, or paying taxi airport additional charges for it. Say yes to the comfort.
Due to the competition among offices and car rental companies, they usually offer really good deals and a wide range of cars.
If you live in a big city and you don’t need a car every day, it won’t be worth for you to have to pay for insurance, parking, mechanical check-ups, tyres… if you only use the car to go to IKEA or on a romantic trip. Rent a car on those specific occasions and you will pay less than owning a car. Even if it seems expensive (up to €200 for four days) it’s much cheaper than owning car.
Low cost travelling
It isn’t worth driving your own car if you are planning to drive more than four hours to get to your destination, especially if you are travelling with children; it will be more convenient for you to combine low cost flights and to rent a car at the airport. Besides, the trip is shorter. Long driving hours increase the risk of having an accident and you will get to your destination tired and hungry. You have to consider the luggage weight, stops, fuel and even a hotel room expenses.
Great ideas why you should rent a car
Rent an automatic car and discover driving
Do you like automatic cars but you don’t dare to buy one? Make the most of renting an automatic car to see if you really like it or if you still prefer the manual one.
Rent a hybrid car and save on parking
Do you love electric or hybrid cars? Rent a car and save money on parking, blue zones… Most cities offer free parking to hybrid and electric cars.
Rent a car for each situation
You can choose among crossovers, 4×4, minis, family vans, convertibles… depending on your trip needs; it’s not the same a business trip than a romantic weekend in the Pyrenees.
- Business meeting? You can give an excellent impression if you rent a car. It will be clean, shiny, and if you want, a superior category car. Besides, some of the Premium companies offer superior car categories.
- Travelling with friends? renting a car with more than 7 seats it’s your answer. You will save on fuel and logistics if you rent one car instead of driving two or three. And you will have the chance of joking and laughing all together while you are travelling.
- Travelling with children? Most of the car rental companies allow renting up to 3 child car seats. If you don’t want to suffer a very long road trip and you prefer to take an aeroplane or train; forget the child seats, it’s much easier to rent them with the car.