Renting a car can give you freedom, less waiting time and can be cheaper than booking a regular taxi. If you are about to book that car rental, Great Deals Made Easy recommends booking online before you go to the car rental shop. Leaving your rental until you’ve arrived at your destination means you’re likely to pay more and there might not be any cars left (equals…stressful). Looking to hire a car for a work meeting, a weekend trip or even that nice holiday in the UK or abroad? It is worth investing 5-10 minutes visiting the sites below before you book. The below will help you answer “Where can I rent a car for cheap?”
Where can I rent a car for cheap? Use comparison sites to uncover the cheapest price and research different cars. They work like a Google search engine, scouring the car rental companies prices and car availability to get you a good deal. The mains ones are:
Carrentals.co.uk – The world’s biggest online car rental service. It works with over 9000 companies in 16 + countries (so pretty much global). Its’ filters let you select air conditional facilities and automatic or manual cars.
TravelSuperMarket.com This Travel site which offers people in the UK all the comparison tools they need when they’re planning their holiday and want to find the very best one for them. They also do car rental comparison, with over 200 individual Car Hire providers from over 21 suppliers. Also worth a visit.
Have a selected car rental company in mind? Go via a free cashback site
The main European car rental companies five of the major players – Hertz, Europcar, Avis-Budget, Enterprise and Sixt. If you pick these or another rental company, it is worth checking their reputation on trustpilot.com an honest review site by previous customers. If you are fixed on a specific car rental company, get a free cashback for using the company rental you would have anyway (free money!) Join up to Quidco (A leading cashback site) here.
Just need a car for a day? Consider Zip Car
Zip Car is a car club – the world’s largest car club network currently operating in London, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge (and another 50+ cities across Europe and North America). From £74 a day in London, you can simply join in a few minutes. To save even more money, sign up for Zipcar via a cashback site.
How does it work? Apply on the site in a few minutes and get a Zipcard sent in the post. Download the App and book a car for a few hours or the whole day. Pick a car in an easy location for you. Then unlock the car you select an App code from your mobile. The keys are in the glove box and you can simply drive off.
If have any sites you recommend, please comment below.
Some other great car articles below which are also worth a read:
-Looking to buy your dream car, please read our helpful article here: “The top 6 tips to find your dream car online”.
-Want tips on hiring a car? Read our “top 4 ways to save money online when hiring a car abroad“.