Do you perhaps need wheels on your next trip? Renting a car can give you freedom and flexibility when you’re travelling, and in some parts of the world it’s the only feasible way to get around.
Choosing a Vehicle
When it comes to finding the perfect rental vehicle think carefully about what kind of vehicle you’ll need. If you’re travelling with children or with a lot of , you may want a large sedan or SUV, maybe even a coach rental. If you’re simply looking to save money on rental rates and gas, you’ll want to reserve the smallest available vehicle model.
If you think a little further you will realise that size isn’t the only factor. What happens if you can’t drive a manual vehicle? Be sure to reserve a car with automatic transmission. (In many countries, a manual transmission is the norm — so read the fine print before booking) Also, be sure that the company from which you’re renting offers any extras you might need or want, such as a ski rack, car seat or GPS system.
Booking Your Car
You’ll find major international car rental agencies all over the world — think Hertz, Avis and Budget.
Always shop around. Check the major booking engines and aggregator sites to get an idea of what rates are available, but you should also visit the car rental companies’ websites as well — they often offer exclusive discounts, such as the continual savings offered by Hertz-Rent-A-Car.
Understanding Your Rental
If you’re booking online, read the terms and conditions carefully before confirming your reservation. If you’re booking over the phone, ask the agent about restrictions. Be sure you understand the conditions of your reservation. Is there a penalty for no-shows? How long will the car be held if you’re stuck in traffic on the way to the pickup station? Is there a fee for additional drivers and must their names be listed in the contract? Is your 20-year-old daughter old enough to drive the car? (For liability reasons, this is important.)
Hertz has numerous branches situated in and around South Africa, including most airports, making your car hire simpler and easier.
Contact Hertz today or use their Online Booking System today