There are many things to consider if you want to find the best budget car hire for your rental. You will no doubt find the budget car looking on the internet and trawling through the various websites to find the lowest car hire price.
Many budget car hire websites provide a search engine which incorporates the prices of many of the national chain and local car rental companies. These search engines will remove all the hard work of finding you the best and lowest cost budget car hire.
When staring you search your will need to include fairly basics car hire requirements such as dates of travel, drivers age, where and when you would like to collect and drop off the vehicle. Some budget car hire companies allow you to collect in one location and drop the car in another location. Please check the small print on this as very often there is a drop charge for this service.
The larger car hire chains may allow this drop off service without cost as they will have often have many car hire offices in the same area or region of country, so you can drop off the budget car hire with the same car hire company.
Once you have included all your details into the car hire search engine, the booking engine will search all available car hire companies and produce a list of all the available cars for hire, usually in price order, the budget vehicles will be shown first. If you are happy with the car hire price shown and would like to reserve and book you car hire, you can take care of all of this online.
When you are ready to confirm the car hire reservation the company will request either a deposit or sometimes payment in full. If only a deposit is requested the balance of your budget car hire will be paid when you collect the vehicle at the car hire location. However it is worth bearing in mind that many local companies are only able to accept payment for your budget car hire in the local currency. Whereas when you book and pay for your car hire online in full you have a choice and can select the currency that you wish to pay. This avoids the problem of any fluctuation of the currency, when it eventually appears on your credit card.
Budget car hire usually means hiring a small budget economy car, although it is always worth asking when you arrive if it is possible to upgrade your budget car when you register locally to collect your car. This little trick often works as it may suit the car hire company if they have strong demand for a certain model or make of budget car.
Always remember to take your driving licence and credit card with you and you will need to show these when you collect your budget car hire. Although you may well have paid when you booked you budget car hire, the car hire company will want to take an imprint of your card to cover the excess on the insurance policy in the event you have an accident in your car rental vehicle.
Many standard budget car hire policies will carry and excess of between 100 $ or Euros and 300 $ or Euros. This is the amount you will pay in the event of an accident or theft of the car. Sometimes you can purchase and optional extra which is usually 1 $ or Euro per day to eliminate this excess. Also it worth checking with your credit card company as very often if you pay by either Master Card or Visa then this credit card with cover you for the excess amount on your budget car hire.