Shopping around for cheap rental cars in California is quite frustrating and overwhelming to a large majority of us Ė and has been for decades. Fortunately in the 21st century, the Internet makes things a bit easier. Now instead of renting a car from the first provider you come across, for the sake of travelling to the next one, consumers can sit back and comparison shop from dozens on online rental car companies.
Sometimes going to the website of an actual rental car provider is the way to go, if you are only needing a rental car, and no other travel arrangements/reservations. Typically Avis and Enterprise are the cheapest, but check out all your options.
When looking for a cheap rental car in California, remember that you probably donít need a top-of-the-line car. A basic car is more than enough for the week or so youíll be using it. Rental car companies love to charge outrageous prices for their higher-end cars. Part of this is because these cars are expensive to begin with and part is because people drive nice rental cars very irresponsibly.
Once you do find a rental car company who you think offers a reasonable price on a particular car, itís time to start asking some questions. Questions to consider are: Is there a fee for returning the car early/late? Are there any hidden surcharges? Where am I allowed to drive the car? How many miles can I put on it before I am charged extra mile fees?