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Hiring A Car For Your Holiday Or Road Trip

By Teresa Burrows

Planning a holiday can be exciting or can be a chore; it is in the planning stage you should start the hunt for the method of transportation that will enhance the holiday experience. Google has provided us with the tools we need to look at the public transport systems in just about every location in the world, when you are checking don’t forget to find out the price of the public transport it isn’t always the cheapest way to travel. You may find that a hire car is easier on the pocket than you expect.

If you use public transport in your daily life then the chances are you may be happy to do the same while on holiday but if you are like me and use a car most days then my guess is that you should hire a car and avoid the stress of not being able to go anywhere at any time. Once upon a time car hire was considered an expensive part of a holiday but that is not necessarily true these days. With all the competition prices have steadied and if you book early online you will reap the rewards of cheaper car rental.

If you are planning a holiday that essentially is a road trip and you will collect a vehicle in one location and return it to another location you can expect to pay a relocation fee in most cases. Remember that sometimes if you have the car for a few more days the relocation fee may be dropped, and if you were leaving that location you would return the car before it was due back but don’t expect a refund for the days not used.

In a few of the capital cities in Australia the buses and trains are good for the central business areas but let’s face it how many tourist attractions are in the middle of town? Now don’t misunderstand me the bikeways and ferry system are a fantastic service but you are not going to see all the place has to offer. If your holiday consists of a resort stay and you will mainly going from your luxurious apartment to the dining room to the beach then forget the car hire and take the airport shuttle if the resort has one.

You have decided that a rental car is the way to go, so what size do you need? These days a lot of people think that they will go for the smallest car that way it will be cheaper and in some cases it is, but always check especially during holiday seasons. With a high demand on the smaller cars the companies put the prices up and you may find that the larger cars are the cheapest option. If you are worried about the price of fuel you should do your homework it will not cost you much more to run a large car over a short time, drive sensibly it can be economical. Remember that if you are going to be in the car for a long time a larger car will be more comfortable giving you more room maybe even enough room for an esky to take food with you thus saving money on that take-a-way food that can be very expensive when travelling with family and it is not good for you either.

Early booking are always going to save you money, choose a website that allows you to book your vehicle without threat of cancellation fees. You never know what is going to happen you may have to postpone your holiday and you don’t want to be slugged with cancellations fees. is a comparison website which means they will do the research for you and check all the available vehicles for you and present them to you in price order. They do not require credit card details on booking and you will receive an instant confirmation which should be printed and put with your other travel documents so that on arrival there is no stress. Car hire can be a great experience do it early.

See you somewhere in the great outdoors.

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Burrows, Teresa "Hiring A Car For Your Holiday Or Road Trip." Hiring A Car For Your Holiday Or Road Trip. 27 Jun. 2010. 7 Sep 2014 <>.

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