When the concept of automobiles were first popularised in the late 1800s, they were considered more of an expensive luxury than anything. Eventually the designs became more practical, efficient, and affordable for the public. When Ford released his model T in 1908 average families were finally given the option to purchase a vehicle. Since then, there have been incredible developments in automobiles and nearly everyone eventually makes the big investment to own their own vehicle.
Buying yourself a vehicle can be a great investment, but it also comes with a considerable amount of extra stress. You have monthly insurance, car payments, tons of paperwork, maintenance, the list goes on and on. Many people would agree that their lives were much less stressful before they even owned a vehicle.
If you decide against buying a vehicle, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to live without the convenience of one every now and then. Renting a car is a great option for many reasons.
There are many different reasons that people rent cars. If you live in an urban area, chances are you can go about your daily routine without having to hop in and out of a car. But what about the special occasions that you may need one?
- Business trips
- When your current vehicle is being repaired
- Family Emergencies
Any time that you need a car as soon as possible, why not consider renting? There are actually some great perks that might keep you coming back.
First and foremost, rental cars are fun. Jeremy Clarkson mentioned on the show Top Gear that having a hire car can provide you with endless amounts of joy and room to play around in. When you pay several thousand to own a vehicle, you are much more likely to treat it like a fragile egg. When you pay for an insured rental, you get to speed around and have all the fun in the world without having to stress about the appearance or welfare of your car.
What if you are traveling somewhere that will do a lot of damage to your vehicle? Long distances, bumpy roads, and rough terrain wreak havoc on automobiles and lead to expensive issues. When you rent with the proper insurance, all that worry goes out of the window. You are only riding in the car for the time you bought it then most likely never seeing it again.
When you go to the most popular rental agencies, they usually offer full insurance coverage plans. With your rental fully covered, you can throw all sense of care out the window and come back in a dirty dented vehicle without paying extra. Although you should exercise caution in consideration of the law and your own safety.
Travel in Style
Another notable benefit of renting cars is the ability to indulge in a luxurious vehicle for a short amount of time. We can’t all afford a nice BMW or Lambo, but if you contact the right rental agency driving one for a short period of time isn’t out of the question.
This is especially useful if you are on some sort of business trip or if you just want to improve your image. Imagine rolling up in a slick convertible to pick up a chick you just met for a ride to the movies. Or maybe you are going to some sort of convention that you want to stick out in. Whatever the reason is, renting a luxurious car is bound to turn some heads.
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