The Village learned how to save money on renting a car on vacation on a trip it is sometimes more convenient to use a rented car: you cannot depend on the schedule of trains and buses, build a route as you want. How to save on a Car Rental Dubai, what to do to avoid the trap of global car dealers, and why small local car rentals are better than giants, RentacarFor.me, the head of
How to rent a car on vacation
You can rent a car by booking it online or by renting it on site. Early booking is not too reflected in the price, but gives a greater choice of models.
KRILL SHINTOIST, HEAD OF THE REINFORCEMENT SERVICE: “The principle of low prices does not work for car DEALERS at early booking. The only incentive to take care of renting a car in advance is a wider choice of cars. The cost of a particular car depends on very different factors. First, from geography and citizenship, which are determined by IP and when filling in the fields of the search form. For Russians, prices are often higher by 5-7%. Also, the price in the framework of 3-4% is affected by the device from which the booking is made, and even the path to the website of the Car Rental Dubai.
At airports, car rental is more expensive. If the city is big and popular among tourists, check the rental points near the airport: ten minutes by shuttle or taxi and you get cheaper and faster cars you want. Keep in mind that in many large cities in the daytime there are often huge queues for an hour and a half to the rental racks. This is especially true of budget car dealers. ”
Select a rental
Typing in the search engine “car rental + city”, you can see a lot of offers. But mostly it will be international companies that rent cars around the world. It is not always profitable to book a car with them, local and not-too-promoted rentals sometimes offer lower prices.
KIRILL ANTOSHIN: “By renting a car from local rental companies, you can sometimes save money. Their prices and conditions are usually much better than those of well-known global players. Finding such a rental in a small town is sometimes very difficult: all search engines are full of ads from large companies.
For example, only in Russia there are more than a thousand small rentals, scattered throughout the country. In Europe, you can search for them on the forums or ask at the hotel counter who they recommend from local ones (hotels are not interested in losing their loyalty). ”
Deal with car type
Before booking, you should pay attention to what cars offers rental. Sometimes we are not talking about a specific model, but about a certain class of machines. In this case, you will be given the one that will be available.
KIRILL ANTOSHIN: “The site of car dealers often presents cars of different brands, at different prices, with different parameters. But the name of each model in small print is postscript “or equivalent”. This is the main focus of all large car rental companies: booking an ACRISS code, not a car. Pictures on the site are present for clarity, and the main information carries the code itself. The ACRISS code (or SIPP code) describes a car in four letters: car class, body type, gearbox type and air conditioner availability. So formal analogs are Nissan Almeria and Vow Golf, Dacia Duster and Nissan Qashqai.