If you’re just traveling in a different estate in the same country or if the foreign country you’re traveling has the same traffic conditions in your own country, then we recommend you renting a car while traveling.
Of course, while visiting another place, there will be a big chance that you will go to a lot of places. But, the question is, should you rent a car? Here are some compelling reasons.
Car Rental vs. Airline Tickets
There are several circumstances where renting a car can be cheaper than buying airplane tickets. Before making any big purchases, always make sure that you compare rates and prices, both with car rental companies and airline tickets. If you already decided the exact date of your trip, do your research by finding car rental companies in the destination. They’re cheaper, especially if you already reserved for it before arriving.
Aside from the cost of buying airplane tickets, you can also save time at the same time. With a rented car, you don’t need to waste hours falling in long lines. You can just get the car you reserved and drive straight to wherever you’re going.
Trips aren’t just for the purpose of pleasure, but also for business. And if you’re one of those businessmen, you can show up in a meeting with a formal car. This is more business-like, compared to dropping off from a bus, train or a taxi. This is one way to create a good first impression of yourself during a professional meeting with corporates and associates.
Like I’ve mentioned below, you no longer need to wait for a taxi to pick you up in the airport. You also don’t need to burden yourself planning for shuttle reservations to your hotel. You can easily drive wherever you want to go. Renting a car is very useful if you’re going to places that public transportations can’t reach. You don’t have to follow a certain limited schedule, you can freely enjoy your holiday trip.
If you are planning to buy a particular model of car and at the same time thinking of traveling, you should consider using that model by finding a car rental agency that can provide with that certain model. This extended test drive that could last for days, allowing you to evaluate its performance and make a more informed decision. But, you’ll have to contact several agencies if you really want to limit your choice of the model you want. You should also make sure that your driving license is valid by calling DVLA (DVLA phone number can be found here).
Gas price may be low in some places, but it could definitely hike if you’re planning to take your old vehicle in long distance trips. There are available latest models with good mileage that can significantly save costs for gas.
Traveling as a Group
Renting a car, especially a large one like an SUV or a van will allow you to travel with a large group of people, namely friends and family members. This is better than wasting your time finding taxis. Instead of two separate groups, you’ll be able to enjoy your time as a whole.