5 Ways to Save on a Rental Car

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If you are planning a trip, there are a lot of factors to take into account. Not only do you have to book a flight, find a hotel or lodging and plan your activities, you also have to figure out how you are going to get from the airport to your destination, as well as around town once you reach your destination. Here are 5 ways to save on a rental car.

  1. Book in Advancecar-791092_1280

Car rentals, much like flights, are much cheaper when booked in advance. The closer you are to your travel date when you book, the more you should expect to pay. Once you book your flight, it’s a good idea to go ahead and book your rental car.

  1. Use Discounts

Many of your favorite membership organizing offer discounts for a wide variety of goods and services, including car rentals. If you belong to AAA, Costco, AARP, various frequent flier programs, credit card companies or another membership organization, make sure to check out your benefits for possible savings on car rentals. Not part of a membership organization? Check coupon sites online for various discounts and savings available. 

  1. Avoid Brand Namesdenver-international-airport

Just like every other type of product or service, car rentals from brand name companies are more expensive. Look for deals from smaller, regional chains and independent agencies and avoid Enterprise, Budget, Avis and the other top names in car rental service. Chances are, their prices are going to be quite a bit higher than smaller rental companies.

  1. Consider Rental Companies off Airport Property

Another great way to save on rental cars is to avoid the companies located within the airport. Everything gets cheaper once you step outside of the airport, assuming you don’t walk right into a movie theater or sports venue. Same goes for car rentals. You can even wait until you are almost to your destination before you rent a car. For example, if you are planning a trip to Breckenridge, you can find alternate transportation, such as Peak 1 Express, to Frisco or Dillon to pick up a rental car before making the final stretch. Not only will the price be lower, but you will have to do so much less driving.

  1. Skip the Rental Car_94E2940

There are so many ways to get around without a rental car. Peak 1 Express offers shuttle service to various locations in Summit County and the Vail Valley. Door-t0-door service is available in Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek/Avon, Keystone, Dillon, Frisco, Silverthorne, and Edwards. Discount service to our transfer stations is available in Breckenridge, Copper, Frisco, Keystone, and Edwards. Call our agents today to book your Vail airport shuttle and save BIG! 

Rental cars are oftentimes an unnecessary expense for your vacation. With Peak 1 Express, you can be picked up from right outside of baggage claim, dropped off at the front door of your accommodations, picked up from your front door at the end of your trip, then dropped back off at your airline check-in. There’s nothing easier or more affordable! If you do, however, wish to use a rental car, you can save big bucks using the money-saving tips we included above. For Peak 1 Express reservations, you can either visit our website and book online or call our wonderful agents to book your safe, direct and affordable shuttle to the Rocky Mountains!