How To Choose the Best Rental Car for Your Next Business Trip

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Is it your first time to go on a business trip? Did your boss ask you to rent a car for him? With so many rental cars to choose from, finding the best rental car for you or your boss is not that easy. We at VroomVroomVroom want you to have a stress-free booking experience and hopefully our tips below would help you with the process.

Car rental tips for business travellers

It is important to familiarise yourself and do some research before you travel. Here are ten things that every business traveller, or personal assistants that book a vehicle for their boss, need to consider when hiring a car.

  1. Compare a vehicle group with on board GPS versus mobile GPS.
  2. Standard group is a good size and it was only introduced the last couple of years. It is in between intermediate and full size and suits tall people.
  3. Save some money by picking up the vehicle close to your hotel rather than the airport. You need to pay an additional fee if you picked up the vehicle at the airport and off-site depots.
  4. Make sure to refuel at a local gas station. The price per gallon can be two or three times more expensive if they charge you full tank upon return of the vehicle.
  5. Don’t forget to add frequent flyer or velocity number by presenting card at counter with your licence. If it’s on the contract, you’ll get the points.
  6. If it’s business and there are several drivers, some rental car companies such as Avis, Budget and Enterprise do not charge for additional drivers.
  7. If the company booked the vehicle for you, check with them to see if insurance is included in your contract. If it doesn’t, then ask them if your personal or corporate credit card can cover the insurance.
  8. Read your company’s travel policy to check what they will cover so you will be aware of the extra costs.
  9. Drivers under the age of 25 may pay an additional fee so better check the TnCs to see which car rental companies charge extra.
  10. Make sure to keep the number of your company’s point person in case anything goes wrong or if you have questions regarding the car rental contract.

Did you find our tips useful? You may also want to read our articles on how to find a specific vehicle using VroomVroomVroom and knowing what type of insurance to get.