What You Need to Know about the Cost of Car Rental Services
Many people would rather get a taxi or just use public transportation to get somewhere. However, if you’re off to a special event like a wedding or a ball, or even traveling, opting for a commuter’s way of getting to destinations may not be so ideal. The best thing to do during these instances is to rent a car.
Many people actually avoid car rentals because they’re often deemed expensive. This is true, they always look expensive on the surface, but if you take a look at the inconvenience and overall expense of traveling through public transportation, especially if by a group or family, then you’d be in for a surprise.
Using car rental services give you a multitude of benefits that you can never get from public transportation. If you’re wary about the expense and the process of booking your first car rental, here are some of the things to expect when you rent a car:
The first thing that most people are concerned about when they consider renting a car is the price. Yes, budget is always the top priority. Not all car rentals are expensive. It all depends on a number of things. For example, prices usually go down if you rent the car for more days rather than just one or two. The longer you rent, the lower the price. Also, most car rental companies offer weekly rates, that when compared to daily rates, actually end up with a lower daily rate. So even if you only plan
to use the car for 4 days, why not get the weekly rate instead?Price also differs depending on the car you choose. Car rental prices depend on class, size of car, and of course, prestige. If you’re planning on using a car for a family vacation, then a minivan is the best choice. A luxury sedan may not be such a good idea.
A lot of companies offer the car insurance as an optional choice if your own car insurance covers car rentals. If, however, it does not, then you have to pay for the insurance subcharges the company is offering. Some companies even have compulsory insurance subcharges, so even if your own insurance covers your car rental services, you still have to pay for it.
Car rental insurance provides you with less liability in case of an accident or loss. If you damage the car, another car, or you injure someone, or you lose your personal items in the car, the insurance will make things easier for you by covering the cost of the loss or damage, so it’s very important that you avail of the necessary insurance coverage.
When you rent a car, the car rental and insurance charges are not the
only things you will be paying for, unfortunately. There are other charges that may include service or admin charges, local taxes, distance charges, and many more. So when you are given the quotation, don’t just accept it as it is. You have to read through them and understand exactly what it is you’re paying for. It’s more likely that the quotation you get is not the only price you will be paying for. Other hidden charges are usually included so be wary of these.
You should also prepare for the security deposit which will be returned to you after you return the car.
There are many things to consider and know about the whole process of renting a car. Equip yourself with the knowledge about what you’re actually paying for so you can get the best deal. The benefits always exceed the price you pay so its best you give car rental services a try.
Johnny Lai is the owner of Exclusive Limo and Car Rentals, Singapore’s premier luxury car rental company giving its clients not only the highest quality cars and limousines, but the best quality customer service in the market, as well.