How to get a cheap car rental
KAYAK answers the question of how to rent a car, but you’re probably still curious about the best way to get a cheap car rental. The most important thing is to book ahead. Booking two weeks ahead of time typically has the best deals, but you should check a month in advance first and check regularly as the date gets closer.
If you’re traveling with passengers, it’s more comfortable to split driving time with another person, but additional drivers mean additional fees. Check to see if your rental agency offers a free second driver, or if you can add a second driver for specific days instead of the entire journey.
You can also try your luck at getting car rental coupons from rental agencies by signing up for their mailing lists and joining membership programs. These coupons may come around periodically during major holidays or during the off season.
Once you’re out on the road with your rental, make sure you fill up the tank before dropping it off. The price you pay at a gas station to do it yourself is cheaper than the price the rental company will charge for the same amount of gas.
Check out our article on getting a cheap car rental for all of our insider tips.