The Benefits of Car Hire While Travelling

When travelling, not having access to a car can make a trip much more of a hassle than it needs to be. While using public transit is usually an option, you are confined to time constraints that are completely out of your control. However, you do have an option of being able to go where you want to, when you want to. It's called hiring a car. Whether you're on a business trip or a break, hiring a car offers plenty of benefits.


1. Hiring a car can get you access to places you normally can't go. Not everyone goes to metropolitan areas when they're travelling. If you want to do a little off-roading or get to places that public transit can't reach, it's a great idea to hire an SUV or JEEP.


2. Hiring a car can be a symbol of status. If you're travelling for business, your personal vehicle may not be able to turn heads like a hired car can. Showing up to your meeting by hopping off of the bus is also not the most extravagant entrance you can make. Hiring a nice, luxurious car will do a much better job at impressing your business associates. Play with the idea a little bit. Get a clean luxury car if you want to seem professional and laid back. Get a two-door coupe if you want to seem exciting and charismatic. While you may not think it, the car that you pull up in will project a certain image. Make sure this image is the one you want.


3. Hiring a car can give you more time to enjoy yourself. Whether you're alone, with family, or business associates, hiring a car gives you more time to do what you want to do. Using public transit is fun and should be dabbled in at least once. However, public transit can be extremely limiting. You want to make the most of your stay and hiring a car gives you a lot more freedom to explore the place you're visiting.


4. Hiring a car can help determine if you like that type of car. You'd be surprised how many people have fallen in love and bought a car that they had hired. Generally, this car is associated with good memories of a vacation. This causes people to form an emotional bond with the car. It's also a great way to "test drive" a car you wouldn't normally have. Maybe you have a family and a sports car isn't an option, well now you can hire a sports car and drive one!


5. When hiring a car, you prevent wear on your own vehicle. While people do like to drive their own vehicle, it's more beneficial to hire a car, so you're personal vehicle isn't at risk of breaking down or getting into an accident.


All in all, there are so many advantages to car hire. There are very few reasons not to do it, especially when travelling to far away places. It's fun and it will get you where you want to go.        


Marlene Shore is a freelance travel writer and blogger for New Zealand Car Hire firm, Go Rentals.