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How to save money on aluguer de automóveis
« on: Oct 06, 2013, 09:31 PM »
 Renting a car on vacation or for a business trip is often the best way to make sure you can get around the country easily and when you need to. Taking public transport can be time consuming, and it is expensive when you factor in all the train tickets, long distance bus tickets, and taxi transfers you need to take into account. Hiring a car may be the most economical option, especially if you make a lot of journeys. But the price of car hire is not cheap, and it can rise depending on which package you choose, whether you get insurance, and whether you end up paying for extras. Here's what to look out for when searching for a cheap car hire deal.

Look at the insurance included with the car hire package. You may find it cheaper to buy a basic package and pay for your own top-up insurance separately. Car hire comes with insurance included, but it is usually basic cover and you need more for protection from the cost of accidents abroad. Top-up insurance bought separately can work out a lot cheaper as car hire companies tend to charge over-the-odds for extra insurance coverage through their own brokers. Shop around before you go abroad to make sure you are covered when you pick up the hire car. You can find a number of deals online specifically for car hire abroad.

Check the extras included in the package. Do you need them? Could you get a cheaper package without these added extras? For example, you may not need a sat-nav system. And if you definitely don't want to be reading a map while you're driving then you could look into bringing your own system, or even buying one especially for the trip. Things like booster seats for the children – can you bring the ones you already have? Check that they will fit in the car you are hiring beforehand and you can save a lot of money.

Check the small print of the rental policy. In particular, see what the procedure is for charging fuel and mileage. Sometimes it is better to get a more expensive policy that has a better mileage deal, or a better system for fuel allowance. A cheap hire price may disguise an expensive charge for fuel. Look closely at what you are getting and work out which deal is best, depending on how far you expect to travel and how often you will be using the car. Don't be swayed into thinking you need all the things the car hire company says you need – you know what extras will be useful so go with those that you want, not what they say you want. It helps to make up your mind before you talk to the rental agents so you are not tempted. If you look in a little detail at what you get for your aluguer de automóveis money you can end up saving a lot.


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How to save money on aluguer de automóveis
« on: Oct 06, 2013, 09:31 PM »