How to Save Money on a Car Rental

Are you constantly looking for ways to be more efficient with your budget? Saving money wherever you can is a great way to get better bang for your buck. As car rental specialist in Johannesburg, South Africa, we decided to share some tips that will help you firstly save money on your next car rental as well as save you money on fuel and maintenance costs.
Before you do anything it is best to plan your trip in terms of traveling requirements (amount of passengers and the estimated daily distance you need to travel), also think of where you can stay in order to reduce the amount of traveling you will need to do at an affordable per night visit rate.
Find our recommended steps to save money on your next car rental below:
Step 1: Do your homework and book well in advance – There are many different options available for rental cars as well as overnight accommodation. Find the car rental company that will give you the best deal and book well in advance, also look at accommodation that fits your budget as close as possible to your intended destination in order to reduce the amount of traveling that you will need to do on a daily basis.
Step 2: Find out if your existing insurance will cover you for a rental car – if you are already covered for a rental car, there is no need to pay for insurance twice if you are already covered by your existing insurance.
Step 3: Check the car for any damage before you drive of – this will help prevent that you pay for damage that someone else caused to the car. Check the interior for any cracks or tears in the upholstery, check the paintjob of the car for any bumps or scratches, check the tires and make sure that everything is in order with the mirrors of the car. If you see anything wrong with the car make sure that the car rental agent makes a note of it – you do not want to be held responsible for damage you did not cause at a later stage.
Step 4: Drive the rental car as fuel efficiently as possible – it is recommended that you do not travel during peak traffic hours as it will add to your travel time, stress and amount spent on petrol. Also be gentle with the accelerator and brakes and you will be surprised at how much money you save on a daily basis by just driving the car more fuel efficiently.
Step 5: Return the rental car with a full tank of petrol – this will prevent that the car rental company charges you a refill cost that is usually higher than you would pay to fill the car yourself.
At Pace car rental we go the extra mile to ensure that we can provide you with the best value for money car rental service in Johannesburg.