Renting a car is a great idea if you’re vacationing in Vancouver, but it can quickly become the most expensive part of your trip if you’re not careful.
There are a few mistakes that first-time car renters commonly make that unnecessarily drive up the costs of car rental Vancouver. You can save money on your Discount Car Rental Vancouver by avoiding the following five common mistakes:
Purchasing insurance that you don’t need
You’re probably only going to be using a rental car for a short period of time. It’s unlikely that you’re going to get in any kind of accident during that short period of time.
It’ probably best to get the least amount of insurance required by law. It might even be possible for you to use the car insurance that you already have on your vehicle at home to cover while you’re renting a vehicle. Do some research to find out in order to minimize insurance costs.
Neglecting to look into mileage limits
Some rental agencies will limit how many miles you can put on a vehicle during your rental. If you go over the limit, you may be charged a lot in addition to what you’re already paying as a daily rate for the rental.
Make sure you know what the mileage limits are before you drive away. It’s best to get a rental that has no limits whatsoever on mileage so that you can drive as much as you like without fear of increased costs.
Returning the car to the office after it has already closed
You should know that you’ll probably be charged for an additional day if you return the vehicle you’ve rented after office hours. Know the office hours and return your vehicle on time to avoid additional charges.
Adding on additional services at the rental office
Usually, it’s better to purchase additional services and products like GPS devices and baby seats elsewhere. At the rental office, you’ll probably be charged a premium price on these items.
Going through tolls without looking into the rental agency’s “fast pass” or “EZ pass” fees
Many rental cars will come equipped with a “fast pass” or “EZ pass” device for going through tolls without paying cash. However, use of this device may come with a hefty surcharge.
Look into the charges of using these devices for paying tolls before you use them so that you avoid getting ripped off.