Renting a car can be exciting-especially when you're on vacation. It gives you an opportunity to drive something new, something exotic, something you're not used to. You'll want to take care to choose a car that can do everything you ask of it.   

Even if your rental is for business, it's important to know how to pick a rental car. At Fred Beans Autorent, we're here to give drivers around Doylestown, Langhorne, and Boyertown, Pennsylvania, our quick tips for how to do so. Ask yourself these questions before you choose your rental vehicle:

How many people do you need to transport?

The first, and most obvious, question you'll need to answer is how many people you need to cart from place to place. It might be just you-or it could be your whole work crew. Or maybe you're taking a trip and meeting up with friends and family at a destination, and you may want to ride together with them for activities.

Remember, it's not just about the number of seats, but also the comfort of those seats. Is your party all adults and you need spacious second- and third-row seats to accommodate them? You'll want a rental vehicle.

What gear do you need to move?

It could be suitcases for a trip, surf boards for a beach trip, or work tools for the jobsite. Make sure you know what you need and how much space it'll take up-and be sure to account for any items or souvenirs you may pick up on the way.

When you know the total cargo capacity you'll need, it'll be easier to choose a vehicle that can accommodate everything. It may be a sedan with a more spacious trunk, an SUV with configurable cargo space, or a truck with a whole bed at your disposal.

 How much do you want to spend on fuel?

Fuel economy is important, whether you're traveling for leisure or on the job. If you want to save on fuel, you may want to do an internet search on the rental cars you're considering.

Small cars generally get better fuel economy than large trucks and SUVs; and hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric cars, if available, are among the best. Be sure to balance out fuel economy with other considerations-for instance, the versatility and capability of the vehicle.

Then, check the car thoroughly before driving away.

Any reputable rental car company, like ours, will make sure your rental is clean and ready to go when you arrive to pick it up. However, if you feel uncomfortable about anything, speak up! Never accept a rental car that won't serve your needs in the best possible way.

Create Your Wish List and Explore Your Car Rental Options

Now that you have these tips for how to pick a rental car, set some time aside to create a wish list. First and foremost, include everything the car needs to have-and then, the items and features you want, but aren't necessities.

With these in hand, Doylestown, Langhorne, and Boyertown, PA, residents and visitors alike will be more prepared to choose a rental. Feel free to explore car rental options here at Fred Beans Autorent, and reach out to us when you're ready to move forward. We work on your timetable!

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Directions Doylestown, PA 18902

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