Book online and in advance Before even going into the search for a rental car, keep this simple tip in mind: the easiest way to save is to book online and in advance! The reason is simple, by looking for the car online you will have the opportunity to calmly compare multiple quotes and choose the one that for the same price is more congenial to your needs.
On the other hand, looking for a cheap car rental once you arrive at your destination is quite difficult, the companies know that at that point you have an urgent need and the rates will be higher than those online. Another suggestion, perhaps banal but never taken for granted, is to book well in advance in high season , or you risk finding less availability and above all higher costs close to departure. Fuel One of the first conditions to keep an eye on is certainly the fuel policy . We tell you in no uncertain terms, always choose the full / full condition ! What does it mean? Simple, the car rental companies deliver the car with a full tank of fuel and you will have to bring it back with the tank at the same level.
This is the simplest and cheapest situation to manage, as you will have the possibility to fill up where you want and above all without having to pay the service costs that the companies apply to fill you up. It will be sufficient to top up the tank within 10km of the delivery point and keep the receipt to be sure not to run into additional costs. Why avoid full / empty However, there is also a full / empty policy , very often proposed by rental companies to keep the lowest rates in the quote stage, but also the one that will most easily lead you to lose money.
Let’s see why. charging you the relative cost (usually at a higher price than the market price), so that you will not have to refuel before returning it. Clearly it is a condition that can hardly be advantageous, because in order to break even you should be good enough to calculate the fuel consumption down to the last drop before returning the car to the place of delivery.