Every time you go on vacation, you aim for the best time of your life, which is why you prepare everything beforehand from flights to accommodation. It is for this reason as well that the rental car industry is booming. You want to be able to easily get around without the hassles of long distances and no transport; so yes, as much as you would like to be those bike-goers, a car during vacation is needed. I know what you are thinking, “cars are expensive”, that may be true, but there are actually ways you can get round it.

Below are a few tips to save cost on your car rental.

Don’t go mainstream

You don’t always have to go for the branded car rental companies, in fact many of them have higher rates because of their status. Try other car rental companies like Autome.com.

Aim for discounts

Where there is a will, there is a way; there are many discounts out there, you just need to be willing to look for it. Try sites like Many car rental companies also provide discounts for frequent flyers or if you have membership with their partners.

Track rates

You can actually track car rates available through AutoMe.com, which will continually check for lower rates and coupons, ensuring you receive the cheapest prices.

Avoid airports

Airports generally have more expensive rates for car rentals compared to those outside of the airport. Airport price and non-airport price may vary between 30%.

Negotiate

It does not hurt to ask, always try to see whether you can reach a better deal or talk something out with the rental owner for better rates.

Prepay

Many rental companies also provide discounts for those that prepay or pay right away, compared to a pay later rate, which may result in paying $30 more.