How To Choose The Right Rental Car for Your Next Trip

Here are some things to consider when choosing a car hire

choosing a rental car

Choosing the right kind of rental car for your trip is almost as important as choosing your location. Arriving in a busy city like Sydney and finding out that the vehicle you’ve chosen is too big to fit in most of the parking spaces or some of the roads could be disastrous!

That’s why it is advisable to choose the right hire car ahead of time when planning for your next holiday; just like booking for your accommodation and creating an itinerary. With that in mind, here are a few things you should consider when choosing a rental car.

City Visit – Compact and Drivable

man driving a compact car in the city

If you’re planning to visit a bustling city, then you’ll be looking for a compact car that’s easy to drive. Of course, the size of the car will depend on the city you’re planning to visit. If you’re going to be navigating the narrow streets of New York, then you’ll need something very compact. If your destination doesn’t have small roads like Los Angeles, then sedans and hatchbacks should be just fine. So choose a car that you like! You’ll be the one driving it, after all. If you want a bit of extra fun and style on your next trip, you could get a European luxury car to cruise around in.

Road Tripping – SUV or Campervan

woman in an SUV

If you’re planning to get out of the city and see the great outdoors, then your choice of rental car will be different. If you’re heading to remote locations, travelling long distances, and staying in several different places, you’ll need a bigger vehicle so you can sit more comfortably for long periods of time.

An SUV or 4×4 is ideal for road trips since it will be big enough to carry any camping or hiking gear you need to take with you. Not only that, but they’re capable of taking you over rough terrains in New Zealand and find the secret spots that will make your trip more memorable.

Another great option for long road trips is to book a campervan hire. The benefit of this is obvious; they’re very comfortable, and it’s like having a mobile accommodation where you can cook, sleep, and take a bath.

Day Trips – Something Sporty

woman driving a sporty car

Even if you’re planning to visit a big city, there are always things to see and do if you get out of the city centre and explore the surroundings. For example, a trip to Melbourne would be incomplete without a day trip down the coast to the Mornington Peninsula or the Great Ocean Road. Check what there is to see and do in the areas surrounding your destination city, there could be incredible sight-seeing just an hour away.

If this kind of trip appeals to you, then you’ll probably be looking for a car that’s compact enough for the city but with enough power and panache to be fun to drive on more remote roads. A hot hatch or a sporty sedan with plenty of grunt would be perfect.

Planning and Preparation

Choosing the right rental car for your trip is about choosing where you want to go and what you want to do, finding out about the roads of your destination, and matching that to a vehicle. With a bit of research and planning, you can choose the perfect car hire for your trip. If you need help in choosing a car rental, feel free to contact VroomVroomVroom’s friendly customer service team.

VroomVroomVroom would like to thank Don Milne for this useful article. He works for Rapid Finance and a car lover who specialises in finding loans that suits the needs of Australian businesses, families, and individuals.

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