Car Rental Blog | Car Rental 8

How hard could it be to select the right rental car? Simply pick the one with the lowest daily rate and make your reservation, right? This is a big mistake that many first time car renters make! Vehicle type actually tends to be more important than vehicle price. Here are a few reasons why… Size: If you’re traveling with children or additional passengers, it probably does not make sense to select the cheapest vehicle. An economy…Read More

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…Read More

When you rent a vehicle, the sales agent will most likely do a walk-around before you drive off with their vehicle. He or she will take note of any existing scratches, dents and dings. But, because you’ll be the one held responsible for anything other than normal wear and tear, it’s important to participate in this walk-around. What if they missed something and you just signed off on a “spotless vehicle?” Here’s…Read More

You’re peacefully driving around town in a rental car when a bad song comes on to the radio. You go to switch the station and BOOM! A few seconds of shock occur and then reality hits: I just crashed a car that isn’t mine. Now what?! First, make sure everyone is okay.  Regardless of whose car you were driving, the first step should always be to make sure everyone is okay and 9-1-1 does not need to be dialed. Make sure the…Read More