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When you are vacationing in a new place, the best way to explore is by renting a car. This gives you the freedom to visit the places you want to, and at your own time and convenience. To make this experience pleasant however, you will need to hire a car from the best car rental company. These days there are numerous such agencies in every city. If you are looking to get the best bargain for your money, it is imperative that you choose carefully from the many options you have. Here are some tips to help you in making the right selection of a rented car:

  • Compare – Visit the websites of three to four car rental firms and do a comparative study of the services offered and their rates. Keep in mind to read the fine print as well so that you are unaware of any hidden costs that you might have to face later on.
  • Call customer care – Instead of believing all the information in the website it helps to call the customer service of the company and ask queries if any. This way you can get more details about the vehicles, cost and services and if there are any special offers and discounts being offered at that time. A phone call is a good way to know more and the customer service offered will give a good clue about the car rental company.
  • Trustworthy – Reliability is a very important factor when it comes to selecting the right car. Your vehicle should arrive at the right place at the right time so that you do not have to face any problem. Make sure that the company you are considering has an excellent record in customer service and that it has good experience in the field. This will bring down the possibility of errors.


  • Types of cars – The agency you are considering should have a wide range of cars to offer to you so that you get exactly what you are looking for. Also, the agency should be very flexible so that you are able to make changes in your reservation if you need to. It is best to opt for a firm that has relatively new cars to offer. This reduces the risk of it developing any technical problems while traveling. Also, make sure to enquire about the last time the car was serviced. Reputed firms service their cars every time they come back after a couple of trips to ensure that future passengers face no problem.
  • Billing system – A transparent billing system is another must-have for a rental company. Choose a firm that will give you the right quote at the very beginning. Discuss the price thoroughly so that there are no nasty surprises later on.

Each of these aspects are important and you should take them all into account while selecting a car rental for your journey. Be careful about selecting the right car because the wrong choice can spoil your vacation.

Mary Cooper is an experienced copywriter. Her articles have been published in leading journals and blogs. She was recently commissioned to write articles for an airport car rental company in Calgary.