How To Choose the Right Car Rental

Car Rental TipsYou’d think that renting a car would be pretty straightforward. You sit down in front of your computer and think, “No sweat. This reservation will take only a minute.” But as you begin to browse rental companies and see all the options, your head starts to spin. Just how are you supposed to choose the right car rental?

Before booking a rental, do a little soul-searching. Doing so can save you time, stress, and even money. To help you think through your options, consider these few tips from Guardian Rental Cars & Trucks.

1. Prioritize your needs.

What’s your main objective in finding the right car or van? Do you want the cheapest available, no matter what? Or are other features—like onboard TV/DVD player, passenger space, storage, fuel efficiency—more important? Before you start your search, know your priorities.

2. Count your crew.

The number of passengers you plan on transporting is a big consideration. You want to be sure to have enough space for everyone to travel comfortably—especially if you’re traveling too far outside Destin. So even though a compact car has seating for five passengers, you may want to choose a full-size car or minivan so you can have some extra space.

3. Know before you tow.

If you have a lot of gear to take to the beach or plan to pick up a ton of souvenirs, account for the storage space you will need. It’s amazing how a few beach umbrellas can monopolize the rental quickly.

4. Set your budget.

Have a figure in mind for how much you can or want to pay to rent a car. However, don’t sacrifice good service or reliability just to save a few bucks.

As you narrow down your options, be sure to include Guardian Rental Cars & Trucks on your list of companies to consider. We have everything from compact cars to Jeeps to minivan rentals—perfect travel options for any occasion. To find out more or to make a reservation, contact us at (850) 654-4600, or book online.


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