When we rent a car in Karachi, a wide range of possibilities opens up before us. For this reason, among others, we must know how to choose well the vehicle that will accompany us during our route or our trip. It is not the same to visit a mountainous landscape than a beach one, so the car we choose must be adapted to the specific needs of each case.
In addition, in a market as wide – increasingly – as that of car rental, it is very important to know how to choose well, having clear ideas and without being fooled, or carried away by the idea that we previously made, without knowing anything about this little world.
Take into account the entire offer of rental car companies. The offer is very wide, so the prices and availability of certain models may vary from one company to another. It is very important that you are not in a hurry to rent the car, but that you take your time to evaluate and compare all the offers that are offered to you.
Look at the different car models. Think about what you need for your specific trip. Do not let them convince you to rent a more expensive model if, really, with a cheaper one, you would already have your needs covered.
Book in advance. The price of rental cars, like that of other types of transport, such as airplanes, tends to rise as the departure date approaches. And, above all, if these dates are holidays like Easter, Christmas, or summer. Therefore, we recommend that you rent your car as soon as possible so that this advance is reflected in the price.
Know the low-cost companies. You must take into account low-cost companies, as they usually launch a number of attractive offers that can help you to get a particularly cheap rental. Although we also advise you to read the fine print well, so as not to find yourself with a condition that you did not have at first.
Adjust schedules. Car rental companies usually, as a general rule, charge in 24-hour installments, so it would not be wrong if you adjusted your travel schedule to that of the rental vehicle. In other words, even if you pick up a car at seven in the afternoon, the company will charge you for the whole day, even if you have only taken advantage of a few hours of it.
Hire your rental car online. This advice is linked to hiring in advance. If you rent your car sometime before your trip and online, it will cost you cheaper than if you wait to do it just a few days before leaving, and you have to end up hiring it at a rental office.
Make more than one reservation at the same time. If you are not clear about your destination, do not forget to reserve your rental car. You can hire two of them, each one in one of the sites you want to visit. When you have decided on one of the specific places, you cancel the other. Most of the time, the cancellation is free if you do it more than 48 hours in advance.
Get to know the big international companies. In the same way that it is important that you know the low-cost companies, it is also important that you know the large international companies because among their great advantages is the fact that they have a large fleet of cars of all kinds, in which insurance that you will find your perfect model.
Change the date of the reservation instead of canceling it. The great trick to being able to cancel a contract for free is to change the reservation date instead of canceling it. If the reservation is less than 48 hours away, you will be charged for canceling the rental car. On the other hand, if you change the current date for a more distant one, later, you can withdraw this without less than 48 hours remaining and, therefore, it will be free.
Do not drive if you are under 25 years old. Most companies have a surcharge for young drivers under 25 years of age. Therefore, if you are a large group of people and there is a possibility that you do not drive – if you are under 25 – it is recommended that someone who is older does. The price will drop, surprisingly.