Finding a good van rental deal through the maze of different companies and services competing for your attention these days can be hard. Between online bargain sites and all the different car rental companies out there, it can be difficult to make a final decision. So this is why I decided to list a few tips that will help you find the best deal ever on your next van rental.
Ok, the first thing you need to do is narrow your choices to at least 3 or 4 different car rental companies that suit your needs and wants. You can do this on the internet or by going through your phonebook. Look at their inventory of vehicles and see if they have a wide array of vans and/or SUVs at their disposition.
The next thing you’re going to do is call the different agencies and ask for information such as special offers, pick up location, drop off arrangements, hotel partnerships and discounts, extra charges, insurance or any other info that will make the rental process easier and cheaper for you.
Now, you’ll need to choose you’re pick up point. Make sure you know how your rental company works as far as pick up goes. Some companies will send a driver to pick you up. Some will pay for the cab ride to the pick up location. But some companies will ask you to cover the transportation fees yourself. So make sure you choose a pick up location close to home so you won’t have to pay too much for transportation.
Make sure you know exactly what type of vehicle you need. If you need a larger vehicle, you can go for a minivan, SUV or a full-size van. Companies usually charge more for bigger vehicles, so make sure you take that into consideration before you book. Once you have all the facts you need, it’s time to make a reservation. Some companies will include the reservation fees in the price, but some won’t. Make sure you know beforehand so you don’t have an unpleasant surprise.
So there you have it. Make sure you ask for a lot of information before you choose a company, don’t be afraid to ask questions and check into all the hidden fees that might be related to the rental before you make a choice. If you follow these instructions, your van rental experience should be a breeze.
This article is sponsored by United Van Rentals ( http://www.UnitedVanRentals.com ), a passenger van rental company located in Orange County, California.