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Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:07

Save up to a Quarter on your Car Hire by Booking in Advance

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Having endured months of dull, grey, cold days now is the time to book your holiday to sunnier climes but don't forget to book your car hire at the same time to enjoy big savings.

According to research carried out by TravelSupermarket now is the ideal time to book as car hire prices in popular destinations, including mainland Spain and the Canary Islands, are up to 26% cheaper than they were two years ago during peak travel periods.

Forgetting to book your car in advance, and just rocking up to the car rental desk at the airport, could leave you up to 70% out of pocket said TravelSupermarket. Ouch!

And one final reason (if you needed it) for booking your hire car in advance is that many cars will be sold out in peak holiday periods - especially the smallest cars and the large family vehicles - so you could find yourself paying more or having to make do with an unsuitable vehicle if you're not careful.

Finally and perhaps most importantly, TravelSupermarket included a final cost saving tip, which we will let them explain: "Don't undo all of your good work by wasting money on any car hire extras such as car hire excess insurance. While this is important to buy - it protects you from excess charges of up to £2,000 if your hire car is damaged or stolen - it can cost as much as £20 a day depending on the company you have bought it through and the location. So, shop around in advance for this too.  TravelSupermarket has put together some handy tips on car hire excess insurance and suggest a cheaper option. Read more here.

We couldn't have put it better ourselves.



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