(PRWEB) April 24, 2013
Renting a vehicle, especially for an extended period of time, can get quite costly – especially when renting from one of the ‘majors’. It seems they add a price tag to absolutely everything, be it maps, GPS systems, car seats. When one adds to that extra mileage fees, gas, and insurance the final cost of the rental has more than likely shot through the roof.
But here’s the good news – many independently owned car rental agencies include many options and extras for free. A lot of the independents at Car Rental Express are able to keep their rental charges down because they are not located on site at the airports and hence do not have to pay hefty airport fees. Because of this, their rental charges are much lower than the majors. And the good news is that many independents offer complimentary airport shuttle pickup and hence renters are still able to benefit from paying less and enjoy the convenience of being picked up at the airport.
Smaller, independent companies are able to keep their costs down in another way – by having a small staff and hence lower overhead. When renting from the independents, renters are often taken care of at the counter by the actual owner or manager his/herself. And because they want to treat their renters with the best possible customer service, they often include various extras free of charge. For example, it is not uncommon for owners or Manager to throw in such extras, at no cost, as: GPS, extra driver, toll passes, full tank of gas, child seat – that sort of thing.
Before booking a rental, it is always best to checkout the independents in the area where one is heading and check out the low rates and free extras are available. Renters benefit from saving a few bucks, and getting a few perks thrown in.
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