Sit with me for a moment while I go over some details with you. Imagine yourself at work on Friday, excited about your plans for the weekend. You have an idea of what you need to do, but you’re not quite sure, so it comes to you. Weekend car rental! Nothing else can make you change your mind now. It should have been so obvious to you before. You bolt out the front door and run to your car, but before you can get there your best friend calls and asks what your plans are for the weekend and before you know it, you’re not just getting a car rental for the weekend, but you’re going on a road trip.
Call your local rental agency and ask for their rates. Come find out there are three main packages when getting a weekend rental car. They have the option for people on a specific budget which will generally include a sedan of some sort that has decent gas mileage but isn’t an expensive car. Maybe that’s not the right option for you, so you decide to take a look at what they offer, only to find that they also offer a hybrid car. Now this is where you need to make an important choice, where do you go? This is the first option you have to make an informed decision with your weekend rental car. If you’re going on a long trip, perhaps to the beach or to the mountains, you may want to opt for a hybrid rental to save fuel. But for people who want their weekend car rental to be full of style and glamour, they may want to get the third option, which is a luxury car. I would not recommend getting this because if you are going to the beach or a nearby lake as stated above.
Maybe if you’re headed to a big party or big business conference with your weekend car rental, I’d suggest getting a luxury car. They can be expensive, but they are usually worth it! It really depends on what works best for you.
To get back to your weekend outing, at this point you and your best friend are arriving at the front door of the rental agency. The person at the front desk will ask you again about the three car options. Once you make this important decision, you will have to choose whether to accept or decline insurance coverage. Remember that most of your personal insurance coverage is good enough for this, but if you’re maybe leasing a luxury car or have state minimums on your current coverage, you may want to get the additional insurance coverage. They will then ask if you need unlimited or limited mileage. At that time, you’ll make your payment and head off for your weekend car rental. Enjoy and relax!