The new year is off to a fast pace. Already we have more than a month under our belts! Before you know it, the time for spring break will arrive, and you’ll be ready for a little time away. However, in order to make the most of your spring vacation, you need to start planning now. To get started, consider these five tips from our staff at Empire Rent A Car.

Car Rental Travel Tips1. Establish a vacation budget.

Most people who leave for vacation without determining how much they want (or can afford) to spend end up spending way more than they ever wanted. Your best bet to not go broke on spring break is to set a budget and stick to it before you begin making reservations or packing suitcases.

2. Dig up deals.

If you start planning early, you can get some extra time to watch for deals and discounts on flights, accommodations, car rental, and more. You may be able to take advantage of offers online or by calling the proprietor directly. At Empire Rent A Car, you can find all our current rental specials right on our website.

3. Don’t wait until the last minute.

If you have your heart set on renting a specific SUV or getting that beach condo, then don’t play the waiting game, hoping you’ll get a good deal the closer you get to departure. Instead, book it early on so you can rest assured you get what you want. Often, busy travel seasons only decrease supply and boost demand, making it unlikely that prices will fall.

4. Consider comfort.

If you’re taking your family to the beach or on a hiking expedition, don’t try to cram them all in an economy rental car just to save a few bucks. Get the minivan or passenger van that’s built with more space in mind. Plus, you’ll have more room for storing luggage, equipment, and so on.

5. Make a packing list.

If you’re a list person, we don’t need to tell you twice. However, if you aren’t a king or queen of the to-do list, you may want to consider creating a packing list for your trip. That way, you’re less likely to forget to pack essential items or (on the other end of the spectrum) take a bunch of things you don’t really need. Make a list, and stick to it.

For reliable and affordable car rental in the greater NYC area, contact Empire Rent A Car at (800) 750-8782. We have a wide range of cars, vans, SUVs, and more that can get you on your way to a fantastic spring getaway.

 

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