(PRWEB) May 02, 2013
Car Rental Express suggests useful tips so as to keep rental expenses at a minimum. First, check all the local competition on Car Rental Express. There are always rate differences between competing agencies because all have various sized fleets. An agency with many cars sitting idle on the lot will likely have lower rates to entice renters.
Always call before showing up at the rental counter. A renter that keeps in contact with the rental agency will more often than not end up with a nicer car. Also, if the agency knows that a specific renter is 100% going to show, a car will be saved. Rental agents do not want confrontation.
Once at the rental counter it is important to be friendly and at ease. Once a rapport with the rental agent is established, ask for a discount. It just might be given – certainly the price will not go up. As it is said, “there is no harm in asking.”
Most important is the collision insurance. If this is covered by a credit card, make 100% sure as to what is covered by the credit card provider. All are different and have varying exclusions. Perhaps one’s local car insurance supplier covers rented vehicles. If the rental agency’s insurance package can be declined, a lot of money can be saved.
Make sure that a complete review of all previous vehicle damage has been recorded. There is no need to pay for other renters’ damages. If damage is being charged to the current renter, always ask for competing repair quotes.
At CarRentalExpress.com read the Renter Ratings of the agency being considered. There are no better critics of a rental agency than those who have rented before. Renters are fair and will say what is good and what is bad about a particular rental agency.
It is the responsibility of the renter to look after his or herself in order to keep the rental costs at a minimum.
CarRentalExpress.com (CRX) provides thousands of impartial consumer based Renter Rated reviews, including comments, for more than 200 car rental agencies. Real people who have completed rentals through the site are invited to submit reviews and provide comments.