Don’t get caught out by limited mileage with your hire car!
Looking for the best mileage deal with your car hire?
You always want to find yourself the best deal on your car hire. However, sometimes it is difficult to know what the best deal is – especially when it comes to the choice between limited and unlimited mileage.
The most important factor is how many miles you are likely to travel over the duration of your hire. If you are unsure, use Googlemaps to roughly calculate the length of any journeys.
These can often be far cheaper than unlimited and, if you are really only using the car to get from the airport to your accommodation and a few small trips, then it can be ideal. However, if you exceed your limit, you will be charged at a rate per km for every km over the allowance you have travelled. This is why it is a great idea to estimate your mileage before you book.
Bear in mind that, although the mileage allowance is per day (for example 100km per day), if you had the car for 7 days, you would have a total allowance of 700km. If your trip from the airport was 150km each way, this is not a problem as long as the total mileage when you return the car is no more than 700km.
Some car hire companies may offer the option to upgrade from a limited to an unlimited package if you change your mind.
If you are travelling across a border, you may find your mileage allowance changes – please refer to the term and conditions of your car hire.
These tend to be more expensive – though do keep an eye out for any offers Clarify Car Hire may have! The advantage to unlimited mileage is you do not have to keep an eye on the kilometres you are driving. If you are hoping to enjoy a holiday which gives you plenty of freedom to travel then unlimited mileage deals may appeal to you.
If you are hiring for a longer period, unlimited mileage deals may be transferred to a monthly mileage limit. This should be clearly stated in your car hire agreement.
Clarify Car Hire offers you the option to filter your car hire results to find limited or unlimited mileage deals. There is also clear information on the Mileage Allowance for each car in any quote you run. With this information you can make the right choice for your holiday car hire.
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