5 Tips for Choosing a Rental Car

Travel is stressful. There is lots of things you need to remember and think about to make sure it goes smoothly. Choosing the right rental car can mean the difference between a safe, comfortable trip and an unsuccessful one. Here are our top 5 tips to choosing a rental car that will be perfect for your trip to Poland!

 

  • Consider Vehicle Size

 

Traveling with children, lots of people, or tons of luggage? Rent a vehicle that will be spacious enough to accommodate your trip’s needs. Large sedans or SUV’s are great if you are looking for space! If you are looking for cheaper alternatives and aren’t in need of copious space, consider renting a smaller vehicle to save money on gas and rental rates!

 

  • Shop Around for the Best Deal

 

You can find different rental car companies all over the world. It is best to shop around since sometimes locally owned companies can offer the cheapest rates. Be sure to look up reviews of the company beforehand though and check their customer reviews!

 

  • Understand Your Rental Contract

 

If you’re booking a vehicle online for your trip, be sure to read the terms and conditions carefully. If you’re booking over the phone, be sure to ask about the rental restrictions. Ask questions like, “How long will you hold my rental vehicle if I am late picking it up?” and, “Is there a fee for additional drivers, and must they be added onto the rental contract?”

 

  • Understand the True Cost of Your Car Rental

 

This is an important topic. The rate which you see from the buyer may not be the true cost of your rental. The price of rental vehicles can become inflated by things like airport surcharges, additional driver fees, local taxes, insurance, and gasoline bills. Make sure you are paying what you think you will be paying!

 

  • Pick a Vehicle You like and Want to Drive

 

You will be spending lots of time in the vehicle you choose so make sure it’s one that you want to drive. Picking a vehicle that handles differently to what you are used to may cause unnecessary stress and anxiety. Choose a vehicle you will be comfortable in so you can enjoy your trip.

If you have any questions about choosing a rental car for your trip to Poland, we are here to help! Contact our team at Delta Auto Rentals today and we will do our best to support you!

Why We Rent Automatic . . .

Automatic or manual? This is an important question to consider when choosing your rental car for your trip. Delta Auto Rentals chooses to rent out automatic cars in Poland, unlike most other companies that rent manual. Here are some reasons why we choose to offer this service:

Automatic cars are easier to drive!

Automatic cars are generally easier to drive, because the driver does not have to worry about shifting gears and using a clutch. Inexperienced drivers have an easier time driving automatic cars, especially in high stress situations such as driving in a new country. Tourists can concentrate more on finding their destination and driving safely when driving an automatic vehicle.

Automatic cars are less manually restrictive!

New drivers are taught to drive with both hands on the wheel. This is impossible in a manual car as one hand is used to shift gears. This is another reason why new drivers should choose an automatic vehicle for their trip.

Automatic cars have a greatly reduced risk of stalling!

There are few things more embarrassing and stressful than stalling your vehicle at a light or in the middle of the road. Stalling will only occur if there is a mechanical problem with an automatic vehicle, meaning your drive will be smoother with your rental car and less stressful overall!

Automatic cars are better for hilly areas!

Automatic transmission controls gear shifts on hills, meaning you don’t have to worry about doing this in hilly regions. For inexperienced or stressed drivers, this is another positive to driving an automatic vehicle.

Automatic cars are easier to use in heavy traffic!

Overall, more work goes into steering, accelerating, decelerating, and stopping in manual transmission vehicles. With an automatic transmission, you can focus on enjoying your trip and let the car do more of the work for you!

There are many benefits to renting an automatic vehicle. Interested in our service during your trip to Poland? Contact our team at Delta Auto Rentals today!