Whether you wish to take the time to visit another country or just need a few days relaxing on the beach, traveling requires some planning. After all, you will not want to be stressed out for money issues on the days you have reserved for vacation. To help you plan your next trip, Real Car Rentals has gathered 5 tips that will help you save money for the future great memories of your life:
1. Control your money
Keep track of where your money is going and find out where you can save some extra bucks. You can even use mobile applications to manage your finances. Once you cut off the superfluous expenses, you can start putting that money (and a little extra) on the future trip. With a specific amount of money held for the trip, you will avoid other expenses and debts.
2. Stop wasting (food, electricity, fuel, water… Money!)
Separately, wasteful spending may seem like it is not a big deal, but in the end, you end up paying an expensive price that could be used to make the long awaited trip.
3. Sell stuff that you do not use anymore
Take a couple of days to go through your stuff and see what you really use and what has been left unused for months or years. When you have gathered a good amount of stuff, set fair prices and look for thrift stores, online groups or advertise among your friends what you have to sell.
4. Search a lot before buying anything
Search and compare prices for everything you have to buy, and that includes plane tickets. This way, you can find the best deal and know that you will spend your money wisely.
5. Time is money
Unless you are super rich, there is no way you can plan a trip one day and leave your house to your destination on the morning after. To save money, you must plan everything in advance. This tip will help you search and get better prices packages, flights or hotels. You can also think about traveling on alternative dates, which are usually cheaper than major holidays.
Now that you know how to save for traveling, contact Real Car Rentals to save even more money on car rentals for your trip. For your convenience, we operate in the Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto and Etobicoke areas.
If you are planning to travel you might be unsure if your best option is to travel by car or by plane. Which alternative is more convenient? And which one is more expensive? It might surprise you, but the answer is not always the same.
To determine what is the less expensive choice, consider the total cost of each trip. The aggregate cost of airfare taxes, surcharges and baggage fees could add hundreds of dollars to the final price, but traveling by car you will have to figure the fuel price and add motel stops and meals to the equation. It might surprise you, but sometimes renting a car to travel can help you save money. Take all that into consideration and then compare the final results.
Unless you fly first class, airplanes are not known for comfortable seating. A car seat, on the other hand, is significantly more pleasant – especially if you rent a very comfortable vehicle, like a luxury SUV. Being in a car also gives you more privacy. However, while driving you cannot nap or walk around, of course.
For long distances, there is no doubt that traveling by plane is much faster than traveling by car, but for shorter distances, you might actually get to the destination faster if driving by yourself. Flight delays and cancellations are not unusual, and the length of time spent in airports (airlines usually recommend that you arrive at least an hour before) is another factor.
Everyone has different priorities and your ultimate decision will be based on what is most important to you. If you decide that traveling by car is the way to go, consider renting a car from Real Car Rentals in Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto or Etobicoke.
If you are a father or a mother, you already know that for parents nothing is more important than the well-being of their children. That is why it is so important to take the kids comfort and safety into consideration before hitting the road. By planning ahead, you will not only make the experience better for your son or daughter, but also for yourself and the other adults.
First of all, take some time to grab a few things. Pack one small bag with clothes, toothbrush, a few toys and everything else your kid might need during the trip. Bring entertainment (handheld videogame consoles and portable DVD players can be lifesavers, but a smartphone or tablet can do the trick as well), some snacks and his or her blanket and pillow. Also, especially if your child is still a toddler, keep a roll of paper towels, a box of wipes and a garbage bag in the front seat for easy cleanups.
Before you leave is very important to make sure you use a car seat that fits your child’s current size and age. Remember that not all car seats fit in all vehicles, so if you are renting a car with Real Car Rentals test the seat you plan to use before you rent it. Another great tip is to rent a larger car in order to fit your family members and luggage comfortably. Whether it is a 7-8 passenger van, a 12 passenger van, a 15 passenger van or a luxury SUV, Real Car Rentals has the perfect deal for your needs.
With all that taken care of, you can start your road trip. One last tip is to plan many breaks along the way for food, bathroom and stretching. It might take longer to get to your destination but will make things much less stressful.
Real Car Rentals is a leading car rental company that operates in the Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto and Etobicoke areas. Trust our experienced professionals to find the best option for a cheap price!
Road trips can be great. You have much more flexibility and the journey becomes as fun as the destination. Whether the trip is long or short, before you go it is essential to check if the car is in good condition to avoid any mechanical issues. This is something you can do by yourself, but it is always better to have the help of a specialist.
Check the oil, coolant, brake fluid and windscreen wash levels. If fitted for your car, check the power steering fluid as well. Don’t leave without changing or adding more of anything that is under the indicated acceptable level, and remember that when changing your car’s oil, you must always replace the oil filter.
First, check the air pressure and make sure that it fits the specifications suggested by the car’s manufacturer in the manual. The amount of pressure, in PSI (pounds per square inch), should be higher than the number in the manual, but lower than the number marked on the side of the tire. Then check your tire wear by using a coin or tread gauge. Ensure you have at least 1/16th” or 1.6mm tread left. Also, don’t forget to check your spare tire.
3. Air filter
Air filters keep the inside of the engine free of insects, dust and dirt in general. They are inexpensive and quick to change, so replace it if needed to keep the air flowing freely.
4. Lights and signals
Check if headlights, indicators, tail lights and reverse lights are working properly. For this, you will need help from another person. Sit in the car, turn on each light or signal and ask if it is working or not. Replace bulbs or fuses if necessary.
Clean the windows for best visibility. Also, check the condition of the wiper blades and replace them if necessary.
6. Emergency equipment
Be sure you carry a reflective warning triangle, fire extinguisher and medical kit. A flashlight, screwdrivers, pliers and an adjustable spanner may also come in handy.
Do not want to worry about any of this? Then you should travel with a rental car from Real Car Rentals, a leading car rental service provider in the Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto and Etobicoke areas. We frequently perform maintenance to all cars (7-8 passenger van, a 12 passenger van, a 15 passenger van, luxury SUVs) according to manufacturer guidelines and do everything so our cars are always ready to travel safely.