When is the Best Time to Book Your Rental Car?

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When is the Best Time to Book Your Rental Car?

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Many people wonder if it makes a difference when they book their rental car, and if so, when is the best time to make the booking? At Highway Bakkie Hire, we can assure you that the answer is yes, it does make a difference and, in this blog, we will explain when is the best time to book a car and why.

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Booking in Advance is Always Preferable

If you plan your trip far enough in advance, you will always benefit by booking your rental car right in the beginning stages of your planning. With most rental agencies, it would be best to book between three and six months in advance because the prices are most competitive around this time. It’s a little like booking airline tickets – the prices tend to increase closer to the date as bookings fill up, demand increases and the supply of available cars for that particular date decreases. However, there is no point booking too far in advance. Booking longer than six months in advance doesn’t really yield any significant further benefits.

How to Manage Last-minute Bookings

Let’s face it though, few people plan that far in advance. Business trips especially are often planned only a week or two – even a couple of days – in advance. So it’s hard to reap the benefits of that advance booking sometimes. If you have to go with a last-minute booking, then there are a couple of things you can do to get a better deal. Firstly, try and make a booking online before you go on your trip, even if it’s only the day before. This will enable you to check out more options, compare prices and find the best deal available at that time. Another powerful tip is not to rent your car at the airport, but rather find a rental agency in a different part of the city. Airport rentals always tend to be considerably more expensive.

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With this in mind, if you need a car for your next trip to Durban, contact Highway Bakkie Hire for the best rates, whether you book in advance or at the last minute.

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