Many people are opting for the open road over pricey flights this year for their summer getaways. However, the costs of road-tripping can add up quickly if you don’t plan ahead. Plan wisely, and enjoy your trip with these money-saving tips from your friends at Empire Rent A Car.
Make a Plan
Before you hit the road, plan your route, stops, hotels, and entertainment. This allows you to search for deals ahead of time and avoid unexpected costs. Pre-booking your hotels prevents the dreaded no-vacancy nightmare.
Save at the Pump
Apps such as GasBuddy and Gas Guru can be very useful when road-tripping on a budget. You can also use travel-friendly credit cards that will earn points or cash back on gas purchases.
Renting a car instead of using your own car will save your car the wear and tear. You can also find great deals for car rentals online. At Empire, we have budget-friendly economy and midsize cars and specials to save you money. We also have a large selection of SUV’s, vans, and trucks to meet all of your rental needs.
Be sure to pack all of the extra items and accessories you will need to avoid buying them when you reach your destination. Beach towels and sunscreen are much more expensive at the local surf shop, and you don’t want to pay extra for something you already have at home.
Bring Your Own Snacks
Pack a cooler, and bring plenty of drinks and snacks to avoid costly stops at gas stations and convenience stores. You can also pack sandwiches for lunch and fruit for breakfast instead of dining at a restaurant.
Find Local Deals
Search ahead of time for deals on local attractions, dining, and entertainment at your destination. This way, you can explore a new city while saving money and see some sites you might have missed otherwise.
For a local car rental company that has great deals and reliable cars, come to Empire Rent A Car. We have multiple locations throughout NYC and the best customer service around. To find out more about us or to make a reservation, contact us today at (800) 750-8782, or book online.