Benefits of Renting a Car While on Vacation

Posted on: August 16th, 2011 by paul

When you are on vacation, you are likely going to need a way to get around. In some cities, you will be able to rely upon public transportation to reach most of the places you want to visit, but you still might want to have a rental on hand just in case you need it.

Renting a vehicle is going to make travel much easier on you. With your own rental, you don’t have to worry about the unreliability of a certain city’s public transportation, and you can go places when you need to. You will also find that renting a car can eliminate the need to rely on friends or family that might be living in the area. Just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean they are, and they probably can’t drop everything just to come and pick you up from the theater.


Make sure that you choose the appropriate sized vehicle. If you don’t need to have an oversized luxury vehicle or an SUV, you might want to stick with a smaller car. Even though it won’t be as spacious, you will find that it is easier to park and you aren’t going to have to pay as much for gas. With gas prices being so high, saving money here is going to be a huge factor!


Do you need to take the insurance on the car? This depends. Check your own insurance and see if it offers coverage for rental vehicles. If it offers full coverage, then you will not need to get additional insurance. If it doesn’t, you should take the insurance through the rental company. Always read through the policies carefully to make sure that they are a good deal before you buy.


Renting a vehicle for your vacation makes sense for most people. Just remember to book early and choose a reputable company for your rental.


Gillian is the travel writer for, Canada’s leader in last minute vacations from Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and more. 

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