Car rental is increasingly becoming a dynamic service and most service providers are working around the clock to introduce new innovative services and hence meet the ever changing needs of consumers. This weeks article tackles a very interesting aspect about car rental! This is perhaps the most frequently asked question by most people out there ‘WHY RENT A CAR’?
So why Rent a Car?
Ever asked yourself ‘why rent a car when I can buy my own!!’? Well the answers are numerous. Here are a few.
1) Firstly renting a car can be quite cheaper than taking on other means of transport e.g a cab. Comparing the cost would reveal just how significant the discrepancies can be.
2) Convenience. A rented car gives you the convenience which other modes of transport can not give. Do you constantly here statements from cab drivers like ‘if you take too long I will charge you waiting time”! or ‘I have other clients waiting for me so hurry’!! Now this is pressure you would not like to be put under especially if you are rushing for that crucial corporate meeting or taking out your fiancee for dinner. When you are behind the wheel yourself you will do things at your own pace and you will have all the time in the world.!! Now that’s what we call a great deal…
3) When one cannot afford to buy a car outright, renting one from a firm which already has a fleet can work out cheaper for them especially if one negotiates a good rate. Also car rental firms are specialized. Some spend years figuring out new services and products which can help to meet the needs of their clients. So approaching a car rental firm to take care of your transportation problem is like approaching a trusted friend.
4) Lastly if you are traveling to other countries like those in Europe, USA or Asia and the other continents traveling with your own car there is virtually impossible. You are better off catching a flight and renting a car when you touch down in Johannesburg, New York or Lusaka to help you move from point A to B.