Three fifths (59%) of rent automobile drivers are shocked by how a lot rent vehicles have elevated in value, however half (51%) are nonetheless keen to pay extra from a model they belief, in keeping with a brand new survey of over 1,000 rent automobile drivers, carried out by Opinium on behalf of iCarhireinsurance.com, a number one provider of automobile rent extra insurance coverage.
Greater than half (56%) of rent automobile drivers normally e book with a widely known worldwide model, with over half (56%) believing they’re higher protected as a client doing this.
Solely two fifths (43%) say they’re keen to make use of a neighborhood automobile rent firm, underneath 34s are extra cautious, with a 3rd (32%) being keen to make use of a neighborhood firm, in comparison with simply half (49%) of over 55s.
Half (51%) don’t thoughts who they e book with, they only need one of the best value for what they want, with 1 / 4 (27%) reserving the most cost effective automobile out there of the scale they want.
A current iCarhireinsurance.com price comparability research* discovered automobile rent costs have fallen because the starting of the 12 months in lots of European hotspots. To reap the benefits of a greater deal, nearer to departure, many corporations supply free cancellation should you cancel a minimum of 48-hours earlier than the reserving. Nonetheless, on this research solely a fifth (21%) of automobile hirers will guarantee they e book a rent automobile with an organization which gives free cancellation subsequent time they e book, and solely 22% will verify the automobile rent rental costs once more simply earlier than they journey to see if they will get a greater deal.
Costs differ significantly relying on which firm you e book with, and when, so it’s attention-grabbing that solely three in ten (29%) will use a comparability web site to verify costs, and solely a fifth (22%) will e book their rent automobile as quickly as potential to safe one of the best value for the kind of automobile they need.
Ernesto Suarez, founder and CEO of iCarhireinsurance.com, mentioned: “Automobile rental costs have truly fallen this 12 months, however in lots of places costs are nonetheless larger than we’re used to, making it actually value procuring round.
“Many individuals really feel extra snug reserving with a model they’re conversant in, and there are different advantages as many worldwide manufacturers supply free cancellation, so long as 48 hours’ discover is given, so this may be a good way to probably get monetary savings should you do discover a higher deal nearer to your vacation departure.
“Additionally, should you do want extras, be sure to attempt to take youngster automobile seats and sat navs with you and for extra waiver insurance coverage, think about shopping for earlier than you journey from a standalone insurance coverage supplier, like iCarhireinsurance.com.”