If you don’t use a car a lot, then buying one doesn’t make any financial sense. The best option available to you is to rent one. If you do have a car, but it’s an older model and a little unreliable, then once again, renting a car is the better choice, especially if you are driving long distances. Many people don’t think about the rental car option when in fact, it is probably the best, and most cost effective solution there is. If you plan it right, you can make significant savings on car rental and use that extra money to treat yourself, to something else that’s nice. Here are some things to consider when you are considering hiring a car.
- It’s Cheaper – If you live in a large city, a car may be the only cost effective way to get around town. Getting taxi’s all the time is going to cost a lot of money and the bus and train systems may not get you to where you want to go. If you are in the city on business, then you can choose a top of the range car to rent and make the right first impression, with your prospective new customers. Turning up to a meeting with a top of the range Mercedes, is always a good choice and can almost guarantee you that you will get the contract.
- More Convenient – When people fly in, they usually avail themselves of the car hire at Auckland Airport, to allow them to travel on to their intended destination. This makes a lot of sense, because if you opt for a taxi, then you most likely will pay more for that, than you would have for a full days car hire. The taxi driver may be new and may not know the destination where you want to go, or you may get the scenic trip to your destination to drive up the meter.
- Road trip – Going on a road trip is a great opportunity to spend some quality time with friends or family. You obviously don’t want to take your own car, as putting all those miles on it, can’t be good for the engine or the value of the car. If you decide to take your own vehicle, you need to take it to a mechanic to make sure that it will make it that far, and get the oil and filters changed. There is none of that with a car hire. The car is serviced regularly by the hire company and you can be assured of a reliable car when you rent.
- Logistical Benefits – Sometimes you have to move some things from one place to another, and you don’t have any means of transport to do this. You could try taking them on the bus, but it is unlikely you will be allowed to take anything big on board. The same applies to the train, and so you must look for an alternative. Your friends and family are using their cars, so you need to rent yourself a vehicle. Car hire companies have all sizes and types of vehicles and it should be easy to find one that will rent you a people carrier or a van to transport your stuff.
Hiring a car has never been easier or cheaper. Next time you come to town, think about hiring a car for the duration.