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How to get the best deals on cheap car hire

You’ve booked the flights, chosen the hotel and planned some enticing excursions – now all you have to do is work out how you’re going to get around once you arrive. Whether you’re taking it easy on a beach or squeezing in as much sightseeing as you can, the freedom to come and go as you please is one of the best things about being on holiday, and there’s no substitute for having 4 wheels at your disposal. Many of us are under the impression that private transport is an expensive luxury, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how cheap car hire can be – especially if you book with ebookers, where you’ll find that car rental deals and bargains are just a few easy clicks away.

The best car hire deals at your fingertips

ebookers provides one of the world’s biggest ranges of car hire options, all on one site, so it’s never been easier to find the best rental car to suit your needs. Like a reliable one-stop shop, we let you compare rental rates, terms and vehicle types for most major providers, so you can be sure of picking up the best package for your money. Simply enter your preferred pick-up area and date and navigate through the options to see which rental companies are offering the most beneficial deals for your trip. Go for a last-minute bargain, take a punt on a special offer or customise your search to your preferred vehicle category and price range using the ebookers search filters.

Tips for choosing the most appropriate car rental option

Faced with such a wide choice of car hire deals, it’s tempting just to snap up the lowest offer and hope for the best. But beware of false economies – cheap car hire might not be the best option for your particular holiday plans. Squeezing long-legged teenagers into a mini won’t help the atmosphere on a long motorway journey, while trying to park a premium class saloon in busy city centres is almost certain to end in tears. With a little careful research you should be able to hire a car that complements your itinerary and adds the finishing touch to your holiday. Greek island-hopping with a bunch of mates feels more carefree in a brightly painted 4x4 with the top down, while a sleek automatic is perfect for navigating German autobahns. Pack the kids into a practical family saloon for a sightseeing trip to the Scottish highlands, or enjoy the spine-tingling rush of driving a sporty 2-seater along Italy’s dramatic Amalfi coast.

Easy riding

Before you leave home, it’s a good idea to check out the rules of the road in your destination. On the websites of most of our car hire partners you'll find sections that offer safe driving advice, as well as handy information on foreign speed limits and other important tips – ensuring that you’re kept safe when you’re behind the wheel abroad.