Are you planning a road trip around the New Jersey area? Fall is the perfect time to drive and enjoy the fall foliage and gorgeous landscapes New Jersey has to offer. However, traveling, in general, is not cheap and most road trippers look for ways to save money wherever they can. That’s why our team at Hogan’s Automotive has put together a list of money-saving tips for the next time you need to rent a car.
Make Your Reservations Early
Generally, car rental companies operate limited fleets, so they need to estimate the demand several weeks in advance in order to have a car ready for you when you need it. If you are traveling close to a peak travel season (such as school breaks or big holidays), you’ll want to book as far in advance as possible to ensure that you’re not only getting a great price but actually getting a car.
Check Other Prices
There are all types of ways to find deals online that can save you significant amounts of money. Sites like Groupon or LivingSocial often offer group discounts that will help you save money. Also, some car rental companies, such as Hogan’s Auto, will have their own specials and deals available if you just check their website before booking. For example, Hogan’s Auto is now offering a free eighth day when you rent for seven days. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
Choose Economy Rentals
If you’re really looking for ways to save money, try only renting what you absolutely need. If you can get away with a smaller, economy car, then you’ll be able to save money not only on rental fees but also on gas money. Compact cars are more environmentally friendly and get more miles per gallon. Smaller cars are also easier to drive around big cities because of their compact size and quick handling.