#car rental europe
Cheap car rental in Europe
Beware some cheap agencies. I now use carhire3000.com after years of staying with the biggies like Hertz- and have been really satisfied; great rates and as they are an intermediary rather than a rental Company themselves, you often get the car from a major operator like Avis anyway.
If you scan past tripadvisor posts you will see that using intermediary agencies can be risky- sometimes there is no car or unexplained extra charges whereas Carhire3000 seem honest and are based in the north of England so you can ring them or email them to check rental conditions such as fuelling charges (you usually get a full tank and return it full to avoid paying for unused petrol or diesel) or the usual 39 Euro one-way drop off charge if you return the car to a separate airport. (payable locally).
The reason I used Hertz for years was because they were reliable, usually gave me a free upgrade (I always book the cheapest car) and I never experienced the usual scams about charging your credit card for non-existent damage after you d gone; the only time I argued about a subsequently imposed fuelling top up fee they refunded me.
But their rates are steep now- if you are flying to one of the many airports serviced by Ryanair, you can get a discount on Hertz via the cheap car hire link to Hertz on Ryanair.com website; you don t have to fly them, but check you have the right airport as Ryanair sometimes land at out of town alternatives.
And finally, don t use the car hire Company s own expensive add-on insurance to protect the excess – annual multi-trip excess insurance from someone like insurance4carhire.com