• Dani Gallagher

What You Should Know About Renting a Car in Ocala

To make your trip to Ocala even more exciting, you should consider renting a car. But there are a few things you should know about renting a car in Ocala. Follow these tips to make the process as smooth as possible.

1. Pay with a Credit Card

You could pay for your rental with a debit card, but this may be a mistake. The rental company will charge you an authorization amount, which could amount to hundreds of dollars. Until you return the vehicle, the money will be taken out of your bank account. This could cause your account to be overdrawn. If possible, use a credit card for your rental.

2. Don’t Add Young Drivers to the Rental Agreement

If you’re traveling will people under the age of 25, you might be tempted to add them onto the rental agreement. However, drivers under 25 are seen as a liability. Adding them on as drivers will cause the cost of your rental to rise. Even if drivers are over 25, you need to pay extra for additional drivers. Only add the minimum amount of drivers necessary.

3. Look for Car Insurance Elsewhere

You’re not obligated to get car insurance through the rental agency. In fact, the rental shop probably has high insurance rates. Your own car insurance could cover the cost of rentals. Before you travel, look into your policy or shop around for a rental policy.

Hotels in Ocala

You may need to shop around to find a deal on rental cars, but you don’t need to shop around for hotels in Ocala. Call us at the Equus Inn and book your room.

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