The Open Road - Page 24 of 29
Renting a car can be confusing, even to the most experienced traveler. It’s no wonder first time renters are often overwhelmed when reviewing rental policies and offers. With so many car rental companies, comparison websites, rates, and promotional offers, it’s almost impossible to know which company will offer the best rental experience.
We'll be the first to admit that sometimes, renting a car can be more of a hassle than a convenience. Try as we might, there are just some aspects of the car rental industry that we here at Car Rental Express can't fix. The following are eight of the car rental industry's most annoying factors:
1) Constant Upselling
It’s no secret that car rental companies encourage travelers to reserve their rental vehicles well in advance. And yet, even though online booking services, like the Car Rental Express reservation engine, have made the process of pre-booking quick and easy, a great deal of vacationers are still skeptical of advanced car rental booking requirements.
I'll always remember how nervous my parents were the first time they handed me the keys to the family car. Even though they were smiling, I could tell they were skeptical and more than a little reluctant to let me speed away. Fast forward a dozen or so years and, believe it or not, I still encounter that same feelings of underlying distrust – only this time it's at the car rental counter.
The open road is calling – are you ready to answer? Faced with onerous security regulations, a myriad of fees, and uncomfortable seating, more and more travelers are opting to hit the highway rather than the skyways when embarking on a cross country vacation. North Americans are rediscovering the joys of driving cross country – quirky attractions, comfortable hotels, and the freedom to do whatever you want.
Let's be honest – no one likes paying more for an item than they absolutely have to. We all love a great deal, especially when it can save us substantial cash. From coupons to BOGO, folks are always on the lookout for ways to save money.
Especially when it comes to shopping online. Shopping comparison websites is a quick, convenient way to up your savings ante and score a great deal. Whether you're searching for shoes or a great independent car rental, comparison websites are designed to save you time and money – two things we could all use a little more of!cially when it comes to shopping online.
When it comes to renting a car for an upcoming vacation or business trip, travelers have two options: they can rent from a well known franchise, or they can rent from a smaller independent car rental agency.
Your car rental experience begins when you book your rental online, and continues right up until you return the car to the rental desk. In our last few blog articles we reviewed tips and trick to help improve your online booking experience, as well as how to speed up your rental pick-up process. Today, we'll focus on how to return your vehicle to the rental agency properly so that you can avoid any unnecessary fees or charges.
Our last blog post provided a number of tips and advice to help improve your online car rental experience. Today, we're going to focus on the second phase of the rental process – picking up your vehicle at the rental desk. No one likes starting their vacation off with a long wait in line, so come prepared. A little pre-planning can help save you time and money, both of which can contribute to a great car rental experience.
Vacations are suppose to be fun and relaxing, so why are you up all night worrying about your itinerary and transportation? Take the stress out of your travel plans with a little help from Car Rental Express. Our team has put together a three part series that explains everything you ever wanted to know about car rentals and the car rental experience.