When you hire a car on the Sunshine Coast there are many thing that you need to think about before you do.
One of those things is your budget and how much you are prepared to pay for your car rental.
Unfortunately many people get caught out by renting the cheapest car they can find. This of course is good for your budget….or is it?
When hiring a cheap car rental you will need to be aware of some of the pitfalls that a cheaper car can have. For some companies reducing the cost of the car hire means that these costs are reduced elsewhere. This can be by reducing the insurance level or service and maintenance.
While everyone wants to get a bargain, it is always a good idea to check with your preferred rental agency to confirm you have adequate insurance and if you are getting the right car for your needs.
It is not always a good idea to try and cut costs by getting the smallest cheapest car you can find and then realise you cannot fit your family of five with two in car seats into a two door Toyota Echo.
It is also a good idea to check with your preferred car rental on where you are able to take your rental car. When you have a small cheap car hire the chances are you will not be able to take it interstate or even out of the Sunshine Coast area. Often the car hire agency will put a limit on where you are able to take the cheap car and also there may be a limit to the kilometres you are able to use each day.
The smallest cheapest car rental you can find might also be one of the oldest and less reliable you can find as well. This is normally what you may get if you look for the cheaper option. Some cars are very well maintained even when they are a bit older, but as with anything the older it becomes the more likely it will become unreliable and inclined to have breakdowns. This can be a huge disruption for the whole family wanting a happy holiday on the Sunshine Coast. Imagine taking the family on a day out and finding your rental does not start, or horror of horrors you are out on a trip and your rental breaks down and you are stranded with your family on the side of the road. This can be very inconvenient for you and the family while waiting for someone to repair or replace their vehicle..
Another problem with hiring the smallest cheapest car you can find is that some older but cheaper cars do not have air conditioning or even tinted windows. This is a must when visiting the Sunshine Coast as the weather can be very hot and very humid and if you have no air conditioning in your car rental it can be very uncomfortable for you and your family.
To hire a car from Go Rent A Car you can be assured you are not only getting a car that is clean and well maintained you will also be getting a car that has tinted windows and cold air conditioning, air bags for safety and the added security of it being with RACQ for mechanical breakdowns.
This all comes free with the friendly local service you will get from Vianne and family at Go Rent a Car on the Sunshine Coast. Call now on 1300 733 974 to find out some of the great prices and cars we have available and some of the discount rates that we can do on a longer hire term.