Car rentals are an option the more and more used by travelers especially in the XXI century. Low cost airlines allow us to travel to any city of the world for very little money. Now you can move from one location to another and discover many places for very little money.
But if you haven’t rented a car yet, here you have some advantages of renting a car.
Car rental advantages
Freedom of movement
While enjoying your holidays, you don’t want to worry about taxi prices, schedules or bus stops. You just want to explore, improvise and enjoy your time.
You can save money by making your reservation on a hotel located a little bit further from the city center and rent a car. The money you save would compensate the car rental price, besides you will enjoy the freedom of movement.
Quality of life
When you arrive at the airport, it’s very easy to find the car rental offices at the terminal. Besides, there are some low cost companies located outside the airport which usually offer a free shuttle to connect their offices to the airport. You can save money on taxis (which are expensive) and buses; Buses are very cheap, but it may be a pretty uncomfortable option especially if the bus stop is far from your hotel.
A car rental allows visiting remote places, hidden trails or restaurants with a view, impossible to get to by taking a taxi or a bus. These special places are usually inaccessible by bus. Also, there is nothing better than a car waiting for you at the railway station or airport. Nothing more comfortable than not having to carry your luggage to the bus, tram or underground, or paying taxi airport additional charges for it. Say yes to the comfort.
Due to the competition among offices and car rental companies, they usually offer really good deals and a wide range of cars.
If you live in a big city and you don’t need a car every day, it won’t be worth for you to have to pay for insurance, parking, mechanical check-ups, tyres… if you only use the car to go to IKEA or on a romantic trip. Rent a car on those specific occasions and you will pay less than owning a car. Even if it seems expensive (up to €200 for four days) it’s much cheaper than owning car.
Low cost travelling
It isn’t worth driving your own car if you are planning to drive more than four hours to get to your destination, especially if you are travelling with children; it will be more convenient for you to combine low cost flights and to rent a car at the airport.
Besides, the trip is shorter. Long driving hours increase the risk of having an accident and you will get to your destination tired and hungry. You have to consider the luggage weight, stops, fuel and even a hotel room expenses.
Some parts of the city aren’t very well connected; especially the districts and it might take a long time to get from one place to another even if they are relatively close, or only a few minutes car distance.