Availing of a minivan car rental will give you a lot of comfort and safety on the road. Unlike some high powered vehicles, the minivan is safe for bringing your kids in. The center of gravity for minivans is lower than most and the tendency for keeling over is minimized. This is all the more true because minivans are not very powerful cars and are not made to run at dangerously high speeds. An added attraction for renting minivans is therefore the reduced fuel cost you will incur.
Kids generally get very restless and troublesome when you have to pack them tight in your small car for long distance travel. For a family of 7, minivan car rentals will make kids feel like they are at home. They can play card games, have plenty of elbow room for small parlor games and even watch DVD while traveling. And there will still be plenty of room for luggage.
One thing you should anticipate if you are planning on a minivan car rental for the vacations is: you won’t be the only one contemplating that. So book yourself way ahead of time. Drop in at the car rentals weeks before your trip and select from their minivan offerings the make and model you want. Your choice will of course depend on who are coming along with you on the vacation. If you will be bringing babies, make sure the minivan is equipped to carry babies. If not, you can ask them what options you have for installing baby aware seats. Do all this way ahead of time, so that you don’t end up settling for a minivan car rental that doesn’t make you happy.
There are lots of private individuals advertising renting out their minivans on the internet.
In general, if you decide to make a deal with a private person, make sure that the terms and conditions you agreed upon are not just verbal. Have them all type written and printed out, notarized, if possible. Even if the person has been referred by a friend, be on the safe side and document your transaction formally. And don’t forget to ask about any price rebates or discounts he is ready to give. Remember at regular car rental outfits, you can avail of many discounts. Include the question of maintenance in your agreement; who is going to fix what.
But it is always best to transact with people who have experience in the business. This is even more true with minivan car rentals. You get more assurance from the regular car rental companies. In the first place, you are certain that the vehicle they will be giving you is in tip top shape for the road. They will know exactly what accessories to fit your minivan with depending on who the passengers will be and where you will be going. One good thing about minivan car rentals from good rental companies is that they will do all the trouble shooting for all your mechanical difficulties.