When you’re traveling, renting a car gives you so much freedom to explore your destination in your own time. We understand your needs and by choosing us, you can be assured of a pleasant and worry-free travel experience.
We want you to have a great trip so we have prepared some tips to help you to enjoy the very best travel experience and maybe even save time and money too!
1. Book early
When it comes to car rental, last-minute bookings can come with extremely high prices. So, thinking a few weeks or even better months, in advance could save you a significant amount. Don’t worry if your plans change. With Europcar you can book in total confidence, with free cancellations up to 48 hours before your pick-up time.
2. Pick-up Midweek
You can save big if your travel dates are flexible. Weekends tend to be particularly busy at most rental locations. So, if you have some wriggle room on your travel dates and you don’t need to pick-up at a weekend, then you could save up to a whopping 15% by picking up your car on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
3. Collect off-peak to avoid queues
The majority of airports experience their daily surge in passenger traffic between 10am and 1pm. This wave of passengers has a knock-on effect at the car rental desks in the form of long queues, so try to avoid collecting or dropping off your vehicle during that window. That will be the best way to skip the long lines at the airport rental car stations.
4. Book a contact-free rental
You can choose to bypass the rental desk entirely when you book a contact-free rental! If you want to drive away faster choose a ‘GoCar by Europcar’ rental and you can go direct to your car and drive away. No rental station. No queuing. It’s quick, convenient and a contact-free rental experience. Only available at select locations.
5. Prepay online
Select the ‘Pay Now’ option and enjoy a discount by pre-paying for your rental. You will also make key collection at the rental desk quicker.
6. Longer rental period
Usually the longer the rental period, the better the deal. So, try and rent for 7 days or more for the best car rental deals this season.
7. What exactly do you need?
Make sure you know your exact dates, times and pick-up location. Explore different car types before you book, thinking about how many passengers will be on board and how much luggage space you might need. Lastly, be sure to take into account any extra equipment you might need such as coverage, GPS equipment or child seats, as these will affect your final rental price.
Hopefully we have helped you to book a stress-free trip, maybe saving yourself some unnecessary costs so you can spend that money on activities to make your trip more special. The moral of the story is that when it comes to car rental, planning ahead usually saves you money and unnecessary headaches.
Book your car today!