Booking your holiday car hire can seem pretty cheap and easy, but there are a number of catches which can leave you paying a lot more than you expected. Check out our top tips on how to get the best deal on your car hire without any nasty shocks when you reach the rental desk.
Book now, amend later
Think you’ve found the right car but not completely sure? A lot of booking sites will recommend that you “save for later”. Be careful though – often this doesn’t actually lock in the price, and the original quote has rocketed up by the time you actually book. Instead, book straight away through a broker that offers free amendments and cancellations, letting you change your booking if you change your plans.
Just take care to review the cancellation policy – often you need to cancel or amend within a set time frame to avoid incurring any fees. Set a reminder in your calendar for the last day that you can make changes to your booking without cost.