Renting a car? The daily rate is only part of the expense. If you have a long trip ahead of you, gas
can add up quickly!
On behalf of Car Rental 8, here are some basic tips for saving money on fuel…
• Avoid prepaid gasoline plans or having the rental company fill up for you. It’s always
best to purchase the gas yourself, as a prepaid gasoline plan or fill-up upon returning the
vehicle will cost more per gallon.
• Avoid getting gas near the airport. If you’re returning your car at or around the airport, fill
up beforehand. Airport gasoline is often more expensive because they’re aware it’s a last
minute and only option for many.
• Buy basic gas. Most gas stations offer regular, mid-grade and premium gasoline. Regular is
the most affordable, so unless you have been instructed to do otherwise, always fill up with
• Get a vehicle that’s good on gas. Simply put, don’t reserve the gas guzzler if you don’t
need to. If it’s just you and you don’t have a lot of luggage, a 2-door economy vehicle will
serve the purpose and save you money!
When you’re ready to book a car, visit CarRental8.com for the best daily rates!