There are many benefits to renting a car when you are traveling. These benefits can make renting a car much more attractive than the other options, such as trains or buses. Here are some of the most important benefits of renting a car:
Having the freedom
Renting a car means you have freedom and flexibility during your travels. If you travel by taxi or bus and you happen to see something beautiful and attractive from the window such as a national park or a picturesque village, you have no way to stop there. However, in your own rental car you have the freedom to be truly spontaneous and adventurous in a way that enriches your travel experience.
While you naturally have to take good care of your rental car, it may seem that wear and tear or extra kilometers are less stressful with a rental car than with your own car. Your own personal vehicle may remain safely at home, unaffected and undamaged from your travels. The mileage also remains the same instead of quickly rising while you explore a new city or new country.
More reliable alternative than public transportation
A rental car means that your transport is always ready when you need it while you travel. If you have to use public transport abroad, be it a train, bus or taxi, you are at the mercy of difficult schedules and unplanned delays. Anyone who has ever had to make a detour for a train worker strike can testify to the convenience and reliability of your own rental car.
Even though breakdowns are rare with rental cars, if you come across one you are in good hands. Car rental companies are obliged to send someone with a replacement vehicle, regardless of where you have broken down and completely free of charge. On the other hand, if you were to break down in a strange city with your own vehicle, you are on your own and you may have to have expensive and unexpected repairs carried out.
In many cases you can rent a car at a certain location and return it to another location. This gives you more space in terms of travel route and can expand the possibilities of your journey. It can also give you extra time at your travel destination as it is not necessary to waste hours or even a whole day handing in your car at the place where you started your journey.