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The Benefits of Hiring a Car When Traveling

 

There are many advantages to renting a car when you’re traveling. These advantages can make hiring a car much more appealing than the alternatives, like trains or busses. Here are some of the top benefits of hiring a car:

Freedom

Hiring a car means that you have freedom and flexibility during your travels. If you are traveling by train or by bus and you happen to see something scenic and appealing from the window, like a national park, or a picturesque village, you have no way to stop there. In your own rental car, however, you can have the freedom to be truly spontaneous and adventurous in a way that enlivens your travel experience.

No Stress Over Wear and Tear or Mileage

While you should of course take good care of your rental car, you may find that any normal wear and tear or extra mileage that occur with a rental are much less stressful than if they occurred with your own vehicle. Your own personal vehicle gets to remain safely at home, unaffected and undamaged from your travels, its mileage remaining the same instead of quickly adding up as you explore a new city or country.

More Dependable Alternative to Public Transportation

Hiring a car means having ready transportation right when you need it while traveling. When you rely on public transportation abroad, whether a train or bus, you are at the mercy of inconvenient schedules and unplanned delays. Anyone who’s had their trip detoured by train workers going on strike can attest to the convenience and dependability of having your own rental vehicle.

No Worries over Break-downs

While break-downs in rental cars are rare, should one happen you will be in great hands. Rental car companies are obligated to send someone with a replacement vehicle, regardless of where you have broken down and at no cost to you. On the other hand, should you break down in a foreign city in your own vehicle, you may find yourself stranded or paying for expensive, unexpected repairs.

Itinerary Flexibility

In many cases, you may rent a car in one location and return it in another location. This can really open up your itinerary and expand the possibilities of your travels.  It can also give you added time in your chosen destination, as you won’t need to waste hours or even an entire day returning your car to the place where you began your journey.

Try a New Vehicle on for Size!

If you are considering purchasing a new vehicle, renting a car while on holiday can be a great way to test out a specific model, in a much more thorough manner than simply test driving a car at an auto dealership. You will get to experience what owning a particular vehicle would feel like under real-world conditions. On the other hand, renting a car can also allow you to experience what it’s like to drive a vehicle you would love to own but is normally out of your budget. Rent a luxury sedan or convertible for a few days, and get a taste of the good life.

 

 

 

 

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