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Car Rentals: Why it's a good idea

Car Rentals: Why it's a good idea

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means flights and car rentals are on your mind.  Although people usually associate car rentals with business trips or traveling for the holidays, there are a lot of other great reasons to use a rental car.  If you stumble across a great deal, you might want to consider using it (Hint: ask your real estate agent)! Here are five great reasons to use a rental car.


Less Wear and Tear on Your Car

Whether you have a new car and you want to keep the mileage low, or you have an old car and you don’t want to put more miles on it, renting a car is a great way to save the wear and tear on your vehicle. Rather than take your vehicle on the highway for a cross-country journey, consider renting a car for that next road trip! Rental car companies keep their cars in tip-top shape, with regular oil changes, and fully operating safety features. It also might be more cost effective than a round-trip flight and you can stick to your own schedule!


Save Gas

You might love your SUV or truck, but if you are planning a cross country trip you might want to consider renting a more fuel-efficient car from a rental company. Your car might be great for your daily errands, but some of the eco fuel-efficient cars on the market can now get up to 56 miles per gallon.  This will save you a ton of money on gas! 


Test Drive Your Dream Car

Test driving a car at a dealership is always a great idea before making a purchase, but you don’t always get a good feel for the car in such a short amount of time. If you are in the market for a new car and want to test drive it for longer, you should consider renting the car for a week! This will give you a better feel of how the car fits in with your life and what your family thinks of the car.  


Drive Something More Comfortable

If you are headed out of town this holiday season and you have a long drive ahead of you, now is the perfect time to rent a car.  Pick out a luxury rental car or something with a lot of legroom, You could also choose a car with a large trunk to hold all your luggage or enough passenger room for you and your whole family. There’s nothing worse than trying to pack everyone into a sub-compact car for a ten-hour trip! 


You Have an Upcoming Move

If you are planning on moving in the near future, it might be a good idea to rent a truck even if you have a moving company.  In your rental truck you can move your valuables such as family heirlooms, electronics, and other small items that you want right when you get to your new home.   A rental truck will also have towing capabilities that your car might not have. This will come handy in your move!


If you have an upcoming move and need a truck or want to save on fuel efficiency, considering a rental car or truck might be the right move for you.  Next time you find yourself wishing for another car, head over to your local car rental agency to solve your problems!


Have you heard about our New Neighbor Program?  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty can offer its clients exclusive discounts from area vendors, including Enterprise, through our New Neighbor Program.  Want to know more? Ask your real estate agent for more information!


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices does not endorse any of the products or vendors referenced on this material.  Any mention of vendors, products, or services are for informational purposes only.