Monday, September 7, 2009

How to find if a car hire service is really cheap?

All of us always want the best deals when it comes to hiring a car. After all who wants to spend more money if some car hire company is giving you the same deal at half prices. But just cheap prices don’t mean that the deal you are getting is really cheap. So it is very important to figure out if your car hire is actually cheap. Let us see how you can do that.

Firstly, check out the short term and long term hire rates for the companies you have zeroed on. Some companies may advertise short term cheap rates but be cheaper for long term. So make sure they are cheap for the time duration you require. Ensure that the car that you pick is value for money and that it won’t trouble you during the journey. Sometimes companies may offer small cars at cheap prices which might be old and cause mechanical problems later.

Furthermore, a cheap car hire company may ask for a cheap price on the face of things but during billing add other prices to make the amount bigger. These prices could be things like insurance, gps devices, maps etc. While a higher repute company might give you the same amount with all and more included. So it is best to check if you are getting value for your money spent. Don’t just go for cheap prices, make sure that the whole deal is benefitting you and that your journey will be safe and comfortable.