|Years old:||I am 19|
Having rented a car more times than I can count, I can easily identify the experience as the bane of any work trip or vacation.
I then all the paperwork confirming that I want all the insurance coverage offered and brace myself for the final daily fee and total cost, which is always far higher than the one advertised. I agree with that platitude, but I also want to know, am I getting ripped off?
Are there money and time saving hacks — besides watching the mileage and gassing up before returning — I could be implementing here? To save money when booking online, consider using a cashback browser extension like EBates as well as a coupon code search extension like Wikibuy.
2. avoid booking at airports if possible — they can pile on fees
Chris Trifilioblogger at FrugalReality. The biggest cost that we encounter when renting a car is usually the insurance.
The only caveat is that you need to pay percent of the price of the rental on that card. Check with your credit card company to understand the coverage they offer. Another way to reduce rental car insurance fees is to buy rental car insurance outside of the rental agency.
Should i ban all cash transactions?
Companies like RentalCover specialize in this service. They do price comparisons before and after you book so if two weeks later that booked rental for May went down you can rebook at the lower rate. You stand a good chance at finding an affordable one in good used condition using apps like 5Miles or Facebook Marketplace. Another fee rental car companies just love to tack on your bill is the fee for passing through tolls. It can save you a lot of money.
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