Car Rental TipsYou’re ready to book your car rental, but as you begin to browse rental companies and see all the options, suddenly it doesn’t seem so simple. Just how are you supposed to choose the right car? Don’t panic. All you need are these few tips from Hawaii’s own ABC Auto Center to guide you to just the right rental car.

1. Prioritize your needs.

What’s your main objective in finding a vehicle? Do you want the cheapest available, no matter what? Or are other features—like onboard TV/DVD player, passenger space, storage, fuel efficiency—more important? Before you start your search, know your priorities.

2. Count your crew.

The number of passengers you plan on transporting is a big consideration. You want to be sure to have enough space for everyone to travel comfortably—especially if you’re traveling too far outside Waipahu. So even though a standard car has seating for up to five passengers, you may want to choose a minivan instead so you can have some extra space.

3. Know before you tow.

If you have a lot of luggage or plan to pick up a ton of souvenirs, account for the storage space you will need. It’s amazing how a few suitcases can monopolize the rental quickly.

4. Set your budget.

Have a figure in mind for how much you can or want to pay to rent a car. However, don’t sacrifice good service or a reliable vehicle just to save a few bucks.

5. Read the reviews.

If you can get some firsthand feedback on the rental company, do it. You want to rent a car from a company that’s reliable, professional, and customer-oriented. Check out customer reviews or ask friends who have used that company in the past.

As you do your research, be sure to include ABC Auto Center on your list of companies to consider. We have everything from car rentals to 15-passenger van rentals—perfect travel options for any occasion. To find out more or to make a reservation, contact ABC Auto Center of Hawaii at (510) 974-3361, or book online.

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