If you want to save the most money, then you consider researching a company’s variable rates. Advertised rates are usual for Monday through Thursday. Starting Friday, our rates are usually much lower than average. Friday isn’t a part of the work week for car rental terms. Check any company?s rate for each day through the week. You’ll often find some days have better rates than others. If it’s possible, plan your trip around the good days and save some money.
A lot of the fees from a car rental service are charges towards insurance, gasoline, and taxes. One of the first red flags to look for with a car rental company is outrageously high fees or taxes. They may have great rental rates through the week, but the additional taxes and fees completely outweigh the advantage and you lose money. For example, if you are using a rental service at the airport, you may find yourself paying an additional fee called the “airport fee”. Try renting your car from a rental service near the hotel, rather than the airport.
If you want to avoid the additional fee for gasoline, then return the car with a full tank of gas. When you rent a car with a full tank, then you need to return the car with a full tank because the rental service may charge you $8.00 per gallon of gasoline, which is a lot more than even the highest gas prices around town.