If you can’t buy a luxury car, the next best thing is to rent a luxury car. You get all the thrill of driving an expensive car at a fraction of the price. Also, as long as you have the cash, you can rent and ride all the luxury cars in your wishlist. It all sounds so appealing, right? We’ve got 9 basic tips and tricks to make the most out of your rental luxury car experience.
9 Tips and Tricks to Rent a Luxury Car
1. Research the Rental Company
Always do your research before committing to a rental company. Make sure they’re a legitimate and respectable business. Look them up online and see what their past customers say about their service. You may also find out about promotions on their websites.
2. Location is Important
Try to find an independent rental car place farther from the airport. Folks coming to and from the airport are one of the main targets of rental car businesses. Sales taxes on rental cars at off-airport rental places are 8 to 12% lower than those of on-airport rental places. However, it should be said that rental car places closer to the airport have newer cars.
3. Book Your Rental Early
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It’s cheaper to book your rental during the start of the week, when most cars are being repaired. Not a lot of people rent a luxury car this far in advance either, so you won’t have a lot of competition. The prices will be down, and you will most likely have your pick of your favorite luxury car!
4. Opt for the Weekend
Once you’ve booked your car early, make sure to take it out for a spin during the weekend. So long as you’ve booked in advance, rates are usually cheaper during this time. What’s more, people are usually out and about for the weekend, so more of them can admire your rented luxury car.
5. Don’t Forget to Negotiate
It’s the rental agent’s job to rent as many cars as they can. Usually, this leaves room for you as the customer to negotiate a better deal. Remember to keep calm and play it cool. If you appear more confident, the agent will be more likely to accept your offer.
6. Use Your Credit Card for Insurance
Besides using your credit card to pay for the rental fee itself, you can use it for insurance. A lot of credit cards offer car insurance nowadays. Just be sure to read over what is exactly covered in your insurance to avoid any misunderstandings later down the line.
7. Be Careful of Hidden Fees
Some rental places will do anything for a quick buck, so you need to stay on your toes. Read all the papers at least twice. Always ask for the price breakdown to see exactly what you’re paying for.
8. Take Note of any Imperfections
Once you see your rental car, study it intently. Tell the agent of every bump, bruise, and scratch. You don’t want them to blame you for something you didn’t do.
9. Take Extra Good Care of Your Rental Car
Treat this luxury car with as much love as your own car. You paid good money to rent this luxury car, so treat it well. Also remember, this is a rented item and more people would like to rent it too.
For a look at the other side of the coin, watch this video from the perspective of luxury car renters:
It may seem daunting at first to rent a luxury car, but with these tips and tricks, it should be a blast. Just remember to always do your research and to stay alert. Then you’ll be cruising in style in a fancy luxury car!
How was your experience with renting a luxury car? Do you have any favorite tips of your own? Share your thoughts in the comments below!