Vehicle Rental Options

After hiring a car, you will be given a number of choices and therefore, you must be clear on what you need before you start. One of the best ways of hiring one is by booking online as it gives you an opportunity to consider the type of car available and to choose the best car for hire. There are various things that will affect your decision on the type of car to hire.

The “4 by 4”s are suitable for driving through rough terrains such as the desert. But if you will be based in a town or city, you may choose a smaller car that can easily be parked. It is also important to consider the number of people and luggage that the rental car will be carrying. This is due to the fact that there are rental cars that have limited space. Most cars available for rental usually accommodate 4 to 5 people. However, the MPVs can accommodate around 7 persons.

If you intend to go to a winter resort, you will definitely need a car that is able to carry sports equipments such as skis or snowboards. The weather is also an important factor in deciding the car to rent. While you may find it a good idea to choose a convertible car, this may not be practical if colder or wetter weather is forecast. If the conditions are snowy, you may require a snow chain. You should rent a vehicle that can easily handle any situation that may arise.

You will find a wide range of vehicles from the car rental companies. How easily you can use them will depend on your destination and availability. Some of the common cars available for rent include:

  • Minis such as the Ford Ka (generally available outside the U.S and Canada). This small car is suitable for one or 2 people. It only has 2 doors. Mini hire cars can easily be parked and this is an advantage if you will be spending your time in a city or town. These cars also consume less fuel as compared to the larger cars.
  • Compacts such as the Ford Focus. This is a car that is suitable for short journeys. It is suitable for accommodating a family together with their luggage.
  • Economy cars such as the Ford Fiesta or the Chevy Spark. This small car has 2 or 4 doors and is suitable for 2 to 4 occupants.
  • Intermediate/standard such as Ford Fusion (or Mondeo if outside North America). This is a nice car that has a bigger platform that will not break your budget. It can comfortably fit 4 or 5 people.
  • Full size, such as Ford Galaxy. This is a larger vehicle that has extra space and leg room. These can hold 5 or more people.
  • Premium, such as a Mercedes C-class. The 4-door rental cars are suitable for accommodating luggage easily. The automatic features of these cars provide optimal comfort for the driver and passenger.

You can contact your local car rental company on help in choosing your preferred vehicle.