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Maybe you’re one of those people who book your trips way in advance. You’ve got flights secured nine months out, hotels ready to go soon after, and the rental car selected months beforehand. Or maybe you’re one of those folks who wait until the very last minute to book those logistics like the rental car.
No matter the traveler or the destination, knowing when to book a rental car can feel like gambling. But there are a few rules to play by when it comes to browsing the best options and getting the right price. Not sure how far in advance to rent a car for the best price? Let’s dig into the details.
Rental car companies want to secure money on their vehicles. They want to keep those reservations piping and ensure their inventory is constantly generating revenue. Thus, they often offer discounts on early bookings or pre-bookings to entice you to secure your rental as soon as possible.
If you book in advance, you can secure a potentially discounted price. That gives you time to shop around for other deals on other sites, track the best deals, and change the booking if you find something cheaper. Book at a great rate in advance and you’ll at least know you have your rental secured.
Book your rental car in advance and you’ll also have more time to figure out all the logistics that come with renting a vehicle. What sort of insurance coverage will you need? Do you need to add a second driver? How many miles will you cover on your trip? Luckily, you probably won’t have to deal with any initial costs when you book a rental car in advance. Most companies don’t charge any upfront fees—you’re simply reserving the vehicle at that set price. You won’t pay until you go pick up the rental, or sometimes you won’t pay until you turn in the car.
You may think rental companies have endless amounts of cars just waiting to be rented. But think again. During busy travel seasons, like summertime or the holidays, it’s common to come across a rental company with pretty limited options. Ever been one of those people that gets to a rental desk, only to find they are fresh out of cars? It can happen.
Additionally, if you want a specific vehicle, like a minivan, a swanky sports car, or a car with four-wheel drive, you’ll definitely want to look in advance to make sure the company still has the vehicle available you’re looking to drive. Rental car companies don’t have unlimited fleets, and they tend to carry fewer of those unique vehicles. So book ahead to make sure you’ve got a good selection to choose from and can get the right car for your trip.