I’m happy to say that even though I have barely applied for the Rolex 24 hours of Daytona, still haven’t booked my flights or started looking for accommodation, but I have already gotten a decent deal on a car rental. Its never too early to start shopping, and car rental is one of those things that you can always book and cancel should a better deal come up. Which is what I do all the time, not to sound paranoid but it never hurts to check the rates to see if it has gone down, as often times it does. A lot of times rates do go up, don’t get me wrong so that’s why early booking is a must. Be careful though with pre-paid options as those are often non-refundable or are more hassle than they’re worth.
Shame I forgot to take a screen-shot of the deal I got when I booked my car, but it’s still pretty decent considering similar “car hires” in Australia or New Zealand charge for one day what you will be charged for a week in the good ole USA!
For anyone needing help figuring out how to get the best deal get in touch. Last month I was able to score a decent deal from Sixt for Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta
$20 a day when everything else was at least $10+ more including Sixt itself without this promo, in addition you get a nice 500 Delta frequent flyer miles, cheaper than flying!
I generally use Kayak.com or CarRentals.com to find the best deal, but then book directly with the advertising agency like Hertz, Avis or in this case Advantage (owned by Hertz).