Let’s face it, traveling isn’t cheap. And with spring break just around the corner, prices are going to skyrocket in the coming weeks. Even if you go with an economical route, you are still paying for flights, hotels, some type of transportation, and food. So while we can’t do anything about the cost of flights and food, our team at Value Van and Car Rental does want to help you out with a few money-saving tips for selecting your next rental car.
1. Book EarlyCar rental companies operate limited fleets, so they need to estimate demand several weeks in advance in order to have a car ready for you when you step off your flight. As it gets closer to spring break, which is a peak travel time for rental car companies, you’ll want to book as far in advance as possible to ensure that you’re not only getting a great price, but actually getting a car.
2. Shop AroundTo save money when booking online, consider using a cashback browser extension like Rakuten. It also can’t hurt to search Groupon and LivingSocial for potential discounts. Some car rental companies, such as Value Van and Car Rental, will have their own specials and deals, so check their websites or call to find out what they can do for you. For example, Value Van is currently offering a 5% savings to AAA members, 10% off just by writing a Google review, and a weekend special where you can get 4 days for the price of 3! It doesn’t get any easier than that!
3. Go Economy
A smaller, economy car will be cheaper to rent and will save you money on gas. Compact cars are also more environmentally friendly. Smaller cars get more miles per gallon and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Also, economy cars are easier to drive around big cities because of their compact size and quick handling.
To save money on your next trip, contact Value Van and Car Rental today at (908) 851-9595. With two convenient locations in New Jersey, we proudly serve Jersey City, Union, and beyond, providing high-quality, accessible rentals at unbelievable prices.