Choosing the Right Rental Car

With Spring Break just around the corner, many Americans are looking to rent a car for their travels. However, there are several companies to choose from and several types of cars available. At Value Van & Car Rental, we want you to rent with confidence, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you make a smart decision.

Choosing the Right Rental Car

Prioritize Safety

When going on vacation, you’re likely going to be driving on roads you’re not familiar with. If you’re not used to driving in certain areas, you might have more difficulty, especially in an unfamiliar car. That’s why we recommend picking a car that’s equipped with safety features, especially if you will be traveling long distances. When you pick up your rental car, you can also ask about air bags, built-in sensors, anti-lock braking system, and tethers and anchors for the child seats, so you know how everything works.

Prioritize Space

If you’re traveling with a group, especially with kids, you’ll want plenty of room for all your passengers and all their stuff. Check the car’s interior to see if there are cup holders and comfortable seats. You also need to check if the car is equipped with additional fittings like roof racks or tow bars, which can expand your storage options. Finally, make sure the trunk is large enough to fit all of your luggage.

Prioritize Emergency Assistance

A quality car rental company will provide 24-hour roadside assistance. Hopefully you won’t need it, but whatever happens, you need to know there is assistance available if your car breaks down. At Value Van, we offer roadside assistance to every rental customer, so you can drive with your mind at ease knowing we’ll always be there to get you safely on your way.

Value Van & Car Rental offers a wide range of rental car options, so you can choose the vehicle that’s right for you. Contact us at (908) 851-9595 or reserve online to find the ideal wheels for your next trip. We serve the residents of Newark, Jersey City, Union, and beyond.