2008 News Archive - Holidays - Top car hire tips

03 09 2008

Britons can make their holiday money stretch further by following a series of "top" car hire tips.

According to online car hire broker Holiday Autos, consumers can dramatically reduce the cost of vehicle hire by shopping around for quotes and booking as far in advance as possible.

Booking a hire car at the last minute can increase the cost by up to 40 per cent.

Car hire customers are advised to read all the terms and conditions on their rental agreement and ensure that the total price is agreed on beforehand, in order to avoid any nasty surprises when the vehicle is returned.

For those who holiday regularly, subscribing to car hire company newsletters can be a good way of finding out about any special offers.

Holiday Autos also recommends that customers take advantage of any excess waiver and cancellation protection cover for extra flexibility and peace of mind.

Meanwhile, a recent study carried out by Car del Mar revealed that holidaymakers in Spain are the "safest" car hire customers in the world, with 99.5 per cent of vehicles returned undamaged.

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