You sit down in front of your computer to book a minivan rental for your New Jersey vacation. You think, “No sweat. This will take only a minute.” But as you begin to browse rental companies and see all the van options, your head starts to swim. Just how are you supposed to choose the right one? Don’t panic. All you need are these few tips from Simple Van and Car Rental to guide you to just the right van.
1. Prioritize your needs.
What’s your main objective in finding a van? Do you want the cheapest available, no matter what? Or are other features—like onboard CD 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 farther outside Houston. So even though a minivan has seating for seven passengers, you may want to choose a passenger van instead so you can have some extra space, especially for long trips.
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 van. However, don’t sacrifice good service or a reliable van just to save a few bucks. Be sure to also check out the rental specials, which can make renting a van even more affordable.
5. Read the reviews.
If you can get some firsthand feedback on the rental company, do it. You want to rent a van 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.
Know what you want before booking a van rental. Doing so can save you time, stress, and even money. As you do your research, be sure to include Simple Van and Car Rental on your list of companies to consider. We have everything from minivan rentals to 15-passenger van rentals—perfect travel options for any occasion. To find out more or to make a reservation, contact Simple Van and Car Rental at (201) 355-2525.