Last updated: 09:11 AM ET, Thu August 13 2015

Hertz Gives Travelers Car Rental Advice for the Summer

Car Rental & Rail | Donald Wood | August 13, 2015

Hertz Gives Travelers Car Rental Advice for the Summer

Whether it’s for business or for leisure, there is a large portion of the United States that will be renting a vehicle this summer.

To help guide customers through the booking process and make renting a car a more enjoyable experience overall, The Hertz Corporation has compiled a list of tips and suggestions that should help smooth out any bumps in the car rental process.

First and foremost, customers should book well in advance to ensure they lock in the date and guarantee they receive the vehicle type they desire. Another positive of booking early is that it usually offers the best deals, making the overall price cheaper.

Another key to a successful rental process is taking advantage of quicker check-in programs that help customers spend less time at the rental counter. Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members can simply show an employee their license, pick up their keys and go. The less time at the rental counter, the more time enjoying your trip.

An underestimated part of renting a car is finding a vehicle that fits the customer’s needs. Before picking any random car or truck, consider variables like the number of passengers, the amount of luggage, the trip’s distance, the terrain, parking options, current weather and more. Understanding what vehicle suits your needs is crucial to the success of any rental.

Whether traveling for work or for vacation, everyone renting a car must ensure they read the fine print and all the policy options carefully. From the type and amount of insurance to the mileage and fuel policies of each company, the car rental industry is full of rules and regulations. Study all paperwork ahead of time and know which options are best for you before ever beginning the process.

Some other tips and suggestions from Hertz include checking the condition of the car or truck before leaving the facility, saving a copy of all signed documents and considering add-on options like built-in GPS, satellite radio and child seats.

For the full list of summer car renting advice, check out the official blog of Hertz.


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