The Open Road - Page 21 of 29
What do you keep in the glove compartment of your car rental? Gum? A lost mitten? Ketchup packets? Glove compartments are a great place to stash a wide variety of items. Unfortunately, very few travelers take the time to stock their car rental glove box with crucial components. Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, the following items should be an essential part of your packing itinerary.
According to the National Safety Council, traffic death rates are three times greater at night than during daylight hours. This is because driving hazards increase drastically once darkness falls. The primary component of any car rental driver’s reaction is tied to vision: perception, colour recognition, and peripheral vision are all essential, but limited in the darkness.
You’ve got gifts to buy and cookies to bake, cards to mail and stockings to stuff – and that’s just the beginning! If your Christmas to-do list is longer than your arm, now’s the time to consider renting a van in order to help manage the hectic holiday season.
When it comes to holiday travel, no one can top Santa’s spacious sleigh. You’ve got to hand it to the big guy – he certainly knows how to arrive in style! If you’re looking to infuse your holiday travels with a little cheer, have no fear! The elves here at Car Rental Express have compiled a list of fun, festive upgrades that would make Rudolph himself jealous. So what are you waiting for?
We all know that airlines are notorious for coming up with creative ways to increase their revenues. Fuel surcharges, baggage feels, blanket rentals – the list goes on and on. But did you know that many major car rental companies are beginning to follow suit, tacking on unusual charges both before and after you’ve driven off the lot?
Your stockings are hung (by the chimney with care), the halls are decked, and the tree is decorated. Your gifts are wrapped, holiday cards are in the post, and you’ve even done some Christmas baking. You are officially ready for the holidays. Except for one very important detail.
You haven’t booked your holiday car rental yet!
It’s late and you’re driving your car rental along an unfamiliar roadway. Suddenly, you hear a popping noise and the car begins to heave to the right. You’ve got a flat – now what?
Have you always wanted to drive a Ferrari? Or what about a BMW? Driving an expensive car can be an exhilarating feeling, and now, thanks to exotic car rentals, it’s easier than ever.
It’s 3am. You’ve spent the last nine hours on a cross-country flight from New York to L.A. You’re tired, you’re grumpy, and all you want to do is get to your hotel so you can finally get some sleep. Luck for you, the airport is full of convenient airport rental kiosks. These onsite rental locations are often a welcome sight for weary travelers, as they provide quick and efficient service right from the terminal.
Do you know that you can reserve a car rental using cash? Or a debit card? Credit cards, while still the most common, are no longer the only payment method accepted by independent car rental companies. Of course, each method has its advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately, the decision is up to the person renting the car and their personal financial situation. So, which option makes sense for you?