Holiday time whether it is locally, interstate or overseas is the one time when we normally think about car hire. However, there are other times when we should really give renting a car more thought. Why borrow a friend’s car or worse still, a family member’s car to get you through a difficult time. There is stress associated with borrowing a car and not only the stress of accidents damaging the vehicle. Theft is also a worry and simply not wanting to pile on the extra kilometres and the wear and tear to the car. Then do you offer to have the car serviced when you return the car – all too hard. Renting is easier and probably in the end not that expensive.
Why do people rent cars?
Family Car Breakdowns – once upon a time we had a local garage mechanic that looked after our car but now we do not have the same loyalty to mechanics. The car companies offer special deals when you purchase vehicles and specialist service centres offer one off deals. So we usually go to the best deal on the day. Unfortunately sometimes the fix isn’t all that easy and your car may be off the road for a few days if parts are not available. When this happens, car hire is a good option and in some cases the expense may be covered by your insurance company. So check your policy.
Travelling for Business – We are a very mobile work force these days. Air travel is cheap, so visiting your customers no matter where they are is not a problem and can be a much more effective way of doing business. Car Rental will be available from the airport on arrival so book ahead online. This ensures that the collection time is speedy; you get to your client, do the sale, and return to the airport and back home.
Visitors – At some stage we will all have family or friends visit and stay for a while. Don’t worry about how you will accommodate them transport wise, Large cars or people movers hired through a rental car company will see to it that everyone has a seat and has a good time. Sometimes your visitors may want to hire a vehicle themselves but how much fun is it when everyone travels together – lots of talking and laughing. That’s what friends and family are all about, sticking together.
Moving – Everyone hates the word but we all do it at some stage. Maybe you don’t have enough stuff to move with a removalist or you simply want to do it yourself. Well, van or truck hire is always available and the good thing is that moving vans have a back lift to make it easier for you and you only need a normal drivers licence to drive one.
Celebrating a Special Occasion – Need a big fancy car for a wedding or a sporty convertible to woo that special someone before popping the big question? Well, renting a car may get you just the answer you need.
Holidays – Whether you are planning just a short break or a long family holiday. Car rental is a good option. If you take your family vehicle you will need to service the car, check and maybe have to put new tyres on the vehicle. Also check that you have your 24hours roadside assist membership up to date. BUT, if you hire a car the rental company will have a vehicle just right for your family size, all serviced up and 24hour roadside assistance included in the price.
All in all renting a car can be a very economical way to transport you and your family. No matter what the circumstances, choose a comparison website to do your research and get the best prices.