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Things To Consider When Deciding On The Right Rental Vehicle

By Richard Joseph

Before taking your next road trip, saving money is a good way to start the trip. Renting a vehicle is one option that might help you do just that. Shopping around is also good before making your final decision. Getting the vehicle that best serves the needs of the trip will help make the trip go smoothly.

Is your trip local or long distance? Who will be going with you, and how many? How much luggage will be accompanying you? These are all things you should consider when deciding what vehicle to rent. Being cooped up in a crowded vehicle for a uncomfortable amount of time really isn’t a very good way to travel. Compacts are fine for saving money, but might not be the answer to your rental needs.

Realizing the importance of space when traveling, you will conclude that the small compact model vehicles are not even an option for you. Choosing a mid or larger size model will be a smarter choice. The larger adults will have more room for added comfort as well as having a larger storage compartments such as the trunk to safely store large luggage and other trip necessities. It will cost a little more, but will be money well spent and the trip more enjoyable and refreshing.

When traveling with the family you may want to consider up sizing even further to a SUV or mini-van. While most companies charge similarly for either of these options an SUV is really only suitable for a smaller family. In an SUV you will not be afforded much in the way of baggage space and if you are heading out for a week or more you will probably find that there really isn’t enough room for your bags unless you put some in the passenger compartment. A mini-van which usually costs around the same as a SUV does provides a lot more space and being that there is very little difference in the fuel consumption of these two vehicles you will probably wish to choose a 7 passenger mini-van when traveling with the family.

Most people, just by their very nature when planning a trip, will try to find a way to make that trip as inexpensively as possible. When deciding to rent a vehicle, you might be drawn to the cheaper rates of a small compact for this purpose. You might be surprised at what you can afford and still stay within your budget and having a pleasant rental experience.

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Joseph, Richard "Things To Consider When Deciding On The Right Rental Vehicle." Things To Consider When Deciding On The Right Rental Vehicle. 22 Jun. 2010. 31 Jul 2014 <>.

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