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Should You Rent a Car or Drive Your Own on a Road Trip? 3 Factors to Consider December 12, 2016

Shippan, Stamford
Should You Rent a Car or Drive Your Own on a Road Trip? 3 Factors to Consider, Stamford, Connecticut

If you rent a car for your next road trip, you could save your own ride from excess mileage and other risks. Still, Harbor View Auto Sales in Stamford, CT, says many people still only consider car rental when they fly to far-off destinations or need something to drive while their own car is in the shop.

Deciding whether or not you should rent a car for a road trip depends on several factors. According to the Stamford discount car rental center, these are the things you should consider to make your decision:

  • Gas Mileage: If your ride has a low fuel economy, you could be looking at exhaustive gas prices as you drive long distances. Calculate the distance of your trip and determine if your MPG rating is good enough to save you money on fuel. If not, you might want rent a fuel-efficient car from a rental agency.
  • rent a carMaintenance Needs: If you drive an older car or you haven’t taken care of your routine maintenance lately, you could run into some problems on an extended trip. If your car breaks down in unfamiliar places, you might end up having to pay a hefty price tag to tow and fix the vehicle. In addition, unexpected auto repair can keep you from reaching your destination on schedule. Car rental centers generally work to make sure their cars are in the best condition and are up-to-date on their maintenance schedule. And if you do run into any problems along your route, your rental center is likely to cover the cost.
  • Comfort: If you don’t use your own car that much or you only drive for short distances, you may not know if it can provide you the long-term comfort you need on a road trip. However, rental agencies typically feature a wide range of options that allow you to find the perfect fit for a comfortable journey.

The extra miles, gas, and maintenance needs that impact your car over a long trip can add up to some hefty expenses in the future. If you want to rent a car in Stamford, CT, Harbor View Auto Sales offers low daily rates, expansive options, and well-serviced vehicles with NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED! Call the team at (203) 588-2307 to request a rental and to inquire about rates.

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