A Discount Car Rental Can Have Its Pros and Cons

Posted by Mr. Hachis | On: Dec 28 2012

My job requires that I travel on a fairly regular basis, and I have at times used the services of a discount car rental facility. I have found over the years that such places have their advantages and disadvantages and it really depends on the circumstances that I encounter on each individual trip as to whether or not I will actually use them.

One of the things that I like the most about a discount car rental place is that they do offer vehicles for considerably less than most other car rental places. It is very nice to pay a lot less money than you were anticipating, especially when traveling itself is so expensive. This is probably the reason that I have used discount rentals on more than one occasion, but I have to say, it is one of the very few reasons.

I have found that when I have gone to a discount car rental facility, there is usually a much smaller selection of cars than there is at a regular car rental place. As someone who likes to be comfortable while driving, this means that it often takes longer for me to find just the right car for my trip. Because of this fact, I usually end up taking more time at the discount car rental than I would care to do, which can sometimes put me on a time constraint or prevent me from doing something I would have liked to do on the trip.

Another problem that I have had with the discount car rental locations I have visited is that the vehicles typically do not run as well as what one would find at a regular car rental place. It is not that they run poorly, necessarily, but they do tend to struggle in such areas as acceleration, heating and cooling and comfort than the cars for rent at most other places.

Then there is the fact that discount car rental facilities are not always as easy to find as regular car rental facilities, and I have had to go out of my way at times to get a discounted rental car. This makes it almost not worth it in the first place, and I will often just say to heck with it and rent from a regular place, where I know that I will pay a little more, but also know that I will get something that is quality.

The reduction in price that one gets from a discount car rental is an attractive proposition, but is not always worth it to me. There are times when that I still do rent from discount stores, but for the most part, I stick with the nationally recognized companies because I am more certain of what I am going to get.

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