Just like starting when any other business, starting a car rental enterprise needs mulling over some very important facts and considerations. The very first consideration that you need to keep in mind is the projected feasibility of your car rental business. You need to survey your targeted market and gauge the chances of success. This you can do by checking out other companies in the same business and learn how you can encroach and penetrate the market. Also get to learn the challenges they face and strategies they use to stay in business. With such knowledge, you will be able to come up with ways to overcome the challenges by say, perhaps employing a different strategy from theirs.
Tools of trade make the core of a business. These could be in terms of finances or assets needed to facilitate the taking off of the business. In your case here, cars and an office are your tools of trade. You need to have cars on the ready. Coupled to this is insurance for your fleet of cars. Remember car insurance for a rental company is different from general car insurance and this is an area you need to be very vigilant on and understand all the requirements. The cars also need to be in good shape before any insurance company will agree to enter into an agreement with you.
Once you have cleared with setting up the business and the legalities involved, you need to consider the actual running of the business now. For example you need to segment your market and lay out strategies on the contract that you enter with anyone renting a car from you. If you have no clue about this, you can rent a car form another renting company and then you can know how to make your customer contracts. So still wondering how to start a car rental company? The above tips should get you on your way.