Low Cost Car Rental
Lower the cost of your car rental
With rising prices for food, electricity, gas and general day to day items, stress levels are at an all time high as householders investigate ways of saving so that they can enjoy a relaxing holiday, as some point in the year. The major holiday companies have realized that quality low cost holidays are important to maintain market share, and every day the newspapers are full of low cost holidays, we even see this on advertisement son the TV.
But its not just holiday makers who are looking for low cost holidays, because business are struggling, they also seek to find ways to lower the cost of staff travel. Hotels are offering discounted rates, helping to reduce costs to businesses and ensure that occupancy levels in their hotels is maintained.
One area of the travel market that seems to be behind the times is the car rental market. Every day hundreds of thousands of cars are rented, by people traveling to distant locations, each one of them looking for low cost car rental prices, but if truth where know there is very little different in car rental prices no matter which website you visit to find that all elusive low cost car rental deal.
How to reduce the costs of car rental
There are two ways of booking car rentals, direct with the car rental supplier or by booking through a car rental broker. The latter is in 90% of cases the cheapest method, as they can demand greater discounts from the car rental suppliers because of the volume of business they generate for the car rental suppliers. But car rental broker websites are powered by only a handful of systems, such as the GRCGDS one of the largest car rental wholesalers, this means that the prices do not vary that much. For Low cost car rental deals you should book with a car rental broker, but make sure that they advertise instant confirmation. Instant confirmation means that they are connected directly to the car rental companies and that they are only advertising cars that are available.
Book in advance
The hotel industry will normally reduce prices the closer you get to your arrival date, in an attempt fill empty rooms, holiday travel companies will normally do the same. Just like with the airline industry the closer you get to your departure date the high the prices, the is the business model that the car rental companies also follow. Once of the reasons for this is there is never enough cars to meet demand at peak times. Car Rental companies cannot increase fleet sizes to ensure that they always have enough cars to meet the demand at peak season as during low demand periods those cars are parked up and costing money. If you are going to need to organize a car rental, book it as far in advance as you can. In Spain as an example price can go up by as much as 300% as we approach the main holiday season, in the UK at Christmas time it has been seen that car rental companies have advertised cars at 999.00 GBP for 1 weeks rental over Christmas, their normal price being less than 100GBP during the rest of the year.
Tips for Low cost car rental
1.Book through a car rental broker
2.Book In Advance