You sit down with your laptop to book a minivan rental
for your Montana vacation. You think, “No sweat. This will take only a minute.” But as you begin to browse car-rental companies and all the van options
, your head starts to swim. Just how are you supposed to choose the right one?
Don’t panic. You CAN do this. All you need are a few tips to guide you to just the right rental.
1. Prioritize your needs.
What’s your main objective in finding a van? Do you want the cheapest available, no matter what? Or are other features—like onboard TV/DVD player, passenger space, storage, fuel efficiency—more important? Before you start your search, know your priorities.
2. Count your crew.
The number of passengers you plan on transporting is a big consideration. You want to be sure to have enough space for everyone to travel comfortably. So even though a minivan has seating for seven passengers, you may want to choose a passenger van
instead so you can have some extra space, especially for long trips.
3. Know before you tow.
If you have a lot of luggage or plan to pick up a ton of souvenirs, account for the storage space you will need. It’s amazing how a few suitcases can monopolize the van rental quickly.
4. Set your budget.
Have a figure in mind for how much you can or want to pay to rent a van. However, don’t sacrifice good service just to save a few bucks.
5. Read the reviews.
If you can get some firsthand feedback on the rental company, do it. You want to rent a van from a company that’s reliable, professional, and customer-oriented. Check out customer reviews, or ask friends who have used that company in the past.
Know what you want before booking a van rental. Doing so can save you time, stress, and even money. As you do your research, be sure to include Journey Rent-A-Car
on your list of companies to consider. We have everything from minivan rentals to 15-passenger van rentals.
To find out more or to make a reservation, contact Journey Rent-A-Car
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