Car Rental Tips Before Planning For a Vacation Trip

holiday-car-hireTraveling is a passion for many people and if the vacation destination is glamorous Santorini Island then travel charm increases with hypnotic sunset, delightful weathers, lovely beaches, Luxury spa hotels, culture, beautiful landscape, and light crowds. Few car rental tips can help you to have a comfortable and cost effective journey to Santorini Island.

Renting at is the best way to take the charm of entire beauty of Santorini as per your convenience, which can provide you optimum travel charm with freedom and flexibility. But some times the rental cars create complications, because of your lack of understanding in car hire which, leads to put you in trouble with your car rental company. Before you go for car rentals, following tips should be taken care of:

Choosing a suitable car is one of the most vital decisions to double the charm of traveling. If you are having a trip with small children then you have to think of a specious car with all luxury arrangements that can provide you comfort during the journey. If you are looking for cost effective and cheap rental rates, you should go for small car models.

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Wedding Car Hire – Points to Consider

aEvery bride needs to think carefully about the car she hires for her wedding day. Some things to consider are not so obvious!

If you are getting married in summer, make sure the car has adequate air-conditioning! A lot of vintage cars do not have air-conditioning, or they have air conditioning that only has a very modest output. Any stretch limousine older than a couple of years will have a reduced capacity to keep occupants cool if it has not been re-gassed. Check with the owner and go and have a look at the vehicle you are hiring if you are booking a summer wedding.

The opposite applies for winter. Some old cars have no heating. Go and check the car you are booking for yourself, don’t take the owners word over the phone if you are not comfortable.

Some stretch limousines have a 5th Door or Bridal Door fitted. This is a large door down the side of the car that opens much wider than a standard door allowing much easier access for brides with large dresses/trains and their bridesmaids. It also allows for more room to make an elegant exit from the car by swinging your legs out and then standing from that sitting position.

Be careful booking an S.U.V. (such as a Hummer) for your wedding. Although larger in size there are impracticalities for a wedding. They have steps to get into them as they sit much higher, and many a bride has tripped in her heels getting caught in the dress when entering or exiting. Make sure the driver, groom, father or bridesmaid is there at all times to ensure your safety. These vehicles whilst larger on the outside are based on a truck chassis. Their ride is much harsher, they can often have less head-room and less leg-room than a standard limousine. Go and have a look at what you are hiring before you financially commit.

When considering a stretch wedding car consider your venues. Some churches and reception centres cannot accommodate all vehicles. You don’t want to have to do a hundred metre dash in a thunderstorm to get into the church, or into the reception.

Living in Melbourne, Victoria, I get brides who ring me and ask if my cars can go up Mt. Dandenong. Some companies refuse to do weddings in this location. Some older cars have trouble with the incline, and nearly every stretch limousine requires care on the decline due to brakes overheating under heavy loads. If your wedding is in a challenging area, ask your limo provider before you book if they are aware of the location.

Ask your limo company if your chauffeur will be suitably dressed and well presented. I am disappointed at stories of brides being upset when their chauffeur turns up in a pair of jeans, or dressed in blue suede shoes trying to look like Elvis. (Yes, this has happened)

Lastly, have a contingency plan! The latest and newest car is not guaranteed to be trouble free. I had a 2 week old limousine break down with a faulty battery. I have had a bridal party of 12 in a stretch limousine heading to the reception when an offending vehicle side swiped the stretch putting it off of the road. Ensure you have your mobile with you, your friends and family contacts in the phone and some back-up vehicles available in case of emergency.

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How To Get The Best Deal On Your Car Hire

happy_girl_in_a_carAvoid collecting a car at the Airport:
- You’ll Save Money. Airport collection incurs an additional premium surcharge.
- You’ll Save Time. Long queues are common and time consuming.
- You’ll Save Energy. Having to search through a sea of cars with luggage is never fun.

Alpha car Hire will pick you up from the terminal and take you straight to your car. It saves you from paying the surcharge, and you’ll receive a personal service.

Book Early:
If you book early and avoid peak times you’ll get a lower rate. Try to avoid Fridays and Saturday pick-ups. The best thing to do is hop onto the Alpha Car Website as soon as possible to get the cheapest available price.

Book for longer:
The longer you book for, the cheaper the daily rate. Alpha Car hire is very competitive with their daily rates so it’s worth while checking how much an extra day is. You may be surprised how little an extra day costs.

Price beat Guarantee:
Alpha Car Hire will not only match any price available in Australia, they’ll beat it. Just make sure the ad you’ve seen is available to the Australian general public, and get it printed out so you can show them the advert. Also remember that a competitor special for a particular day is only valid for that day.

Alpha Car Hire is one of the fastest growing independent car rental companies in Australia. We boast a large fleet of NEW rental cars that are well maintained for the safety of our car hire customers. The range of car rentals include small economy cars, luxury SUVs, 8 seater vans and commercial vehicles.

Alpha Car Hire is conveniently located in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne and Sydney. Our goal is to offer quality car and truck rentals whilst remembering that our customer service will set us above the rest.

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