The increase in business travel and the need for short-term transportation for family trips has made the use of the Internet for booking car rentals an important aspect of travel planning. Companies like Hertz and Enterprise have extensive car rental booking sections on their web sites, allowing consumers to book most types of cars for a relatively low price up to a day in advance. However, there are a few important tips for those who are new to booking car rentals online to remember before diving in.
One important consideration in booking car rentals online is that the rental price, typically in daily price format, is only one cost of renting the car. There is the usual cost of driving a car, with the bulk of that cost coming in the form of gasoline.
Availing temporary auto insurance is a wise thing to do in case you do not have any other general car insurance. This can be done during the course of booking. There are additional charges that include local and federal taxes, in accordance with the state you are in. Usually the price that is advertised is not actually what you end up paying... There are additional charges and fees that creep up.
Another important consideration in booking a car rental online is what type of vehicle is best suited for the purpose of the consumer. Ranging from economy to passenger vans, car rental web sites offer a wide range of options.
A good approach to decide upon the vehicle type is to go for a type which is just higher to the car type that is suitable for your purpose. This way you have a large enough buffer space to accommodate extras just in case. For example, if it's a standard sized car that you need, it is preferable to choose a slightly higher full sized car.