Booking a car rental doesn’t have to be complicated. However, we’ve been in the business long enough to know that not all rental car experiences are the same. Some rental companies just don’t care about customer service or vehicle reliability as much as they do the bottom line. To avoid these car rental frustrations, our Reliable Rent-A-Car team recommends that you heed these few rental tips.
1. Don’t wait until the last minute.
If your budget is tight or you need a specific make/model, don’t put off booking a rental car. The longer you wait, you may risk rates climbing due to demand, or you may have to pay extra for more vehicle than you need. Don’t pay for a Sprinter van rental when all you need is a compact car! Instead, make reservations in advance, and get the rental car you want at a price you can afford.
2. Check out the customer reviews.
Do a little digging before assuming the best about any car rental company. Check out customer reviews, or ask friends and colleagues about their experiences. Firsthand customer feedback can save you valuable time and money.
3. Read the fine print.
Even if your car rental company does a great job going over the rental agreement (which they should), take a few minutes to read through the policies yourself. That way, you can ask questions if you need clarification and know what you can expect and what’s expected of you. If a specific policy doesn’t work for you, then you can ask about it or keep looking.
4. Ask for additional savings.
Many rental car companies—like Reliable Rent-A-Car—offer special rental deals on top of already affordable rates. Before you hand over your credit car info, be sure to ask or check online for coupons, discounts, or special promotions.
We hope that by following these few tips that you can have a much more enjoyable rental experience in San Francisco. We also hope that your search brings you to Reliable Rent-A-Car, where we work hard to give you the best customer service and rates in the Bay area.
To get a car rental quote, contact Reliable Rent-A-Car at (415) 928-4414.
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