If you're planning on taking a trip this Summer and want to rent a car to do so, you should check out some of the deals they are having at Payless Car Rental right now. They have coupons that will get you 10% off on Minivans, Sport Utility Vehicles, or just about any other size car rental. You just need to enter a Payless Car Rental Coupon Code at checkout for the special discount (most of these expire at the end of July).
Here are some tips for getting a rental car:
-If possible, plan to pick up and drop off your rental car at the same location. Rental companies will let you rent a car in one area and then drop it off in another, but the price will be greatly reduced if you rent and return to the same location.
-Inspect your rental car thoroughly when you pick it up. Look for dents and scratches, try the headlights and the radio, make sure the agent you are renting it from documents and existing damage that the car may have, that way you won't get charged for those damages when you drop the car off.
-Try and get an upgrade. Most people want to rent the affordable compact cars and often the car rental agencies will have the bigger, more luxurious cars just sitting there. If they are overbooked on the smaller rentals, the agent might be willing to give you an upgrade to a nicer car for next to nothing. Doesn't hurt to ask.
If you have any other good tips for saving money when you rent a car, let us know!