Let's face it when you go on vacation or decide to take a road trip most people find it to be exciting to rent a car. After all this gives you the chance to drive a car that under normal circumstances you would not be able to normally afford to drive. Renting a car can make you look and feel like a million dollars. It is a great way to impress a new client for a business meeting. Renting a car is also great for a weekend getaway, These are a couple of reasons that people rent a car. While it may be fun to rent a car there are some things that you need to keep in mind that will take the fun out of renting a car.
1- Keep in mind that most nationals car rentals companies will not even consider renting to you if you are under 25 years of age. This can be a bummer for any person that was planning on renting a car for spring break. You will have to have an older adult that will have to rent the car for you.
2- It goes without even saying that you will have to have a drivers license to rent a car. As crazy as it sounds there are those people out there that think they can go to a national car rentals without a license. Also many of the companies will require that you reserve the car on a major credit card. If you don't have one this might present a problem and again you may have to have another person rent the car for you
3-Another no brainier is the fact that you will have to have your own personal car insurance. Don't be quick to purchase their insurance plan when they offer it. Call your agent and find out if your policy covers rental cars. If you are covered then there is no need to bother purchasing their coverage, this will save you a ton of money in the end This a trick that many of the national car rentals will not tell you about.
4- When dealing with national car rentals, my advice is to make sure that you call ahead and ask about prices and availability on particular model. The last thing that you want to do is show up to the rental place and find that the only models available are the cheap economy cars that look like they are a reject from 1970. Call ahead or many car rental places now offer you the chance to preview a car online along with searching their available fleet.