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Cheaper Car Rentals Winery Tour of Victoria

March 5, 2024 / 821 / Travel Guide
Cheaper Car Rentals Winery Tour of Victoria

Cheaper Car Rentals Winery Tour of Victoria

Tantalise your tastebuds and take a tour across Victoria’s Wine Regions With cheaper car rentals.

Victoria is one of the leading Wine growers in Australia. With more than 800 wineries and 600 cellar doors across five outstanding wine regions, it’s almost impossible to visit them all. That’s why Cheaper Car Rentals has selected the best three regions of wine cellars in Victoria which guarantees to deliver the perfect grape style to suit anyone’s palate.

The first stop takes us to the infamous Yarra Valley Wine region, approximately 240km Drive east of Melbourne CBD. Yarra Valley is Victoria’s first wine-growing district stretching back 180 years in producing wine and today Yarra Valley is recognised as one of the world’s leading cold climate wine-growing regions, with internationally known names such as Domaine ChandonSt Huberts, De Bortoli, Yering Station, Oakridgeand & Coldstream Hills. Why not match the superb estate wines with a meal at any of the winery restaurants in the region that boast multiple hatted chefs, whilst taking in the most exquisite views? If you’re travelling with a large group Cheaper Car recommends Hiring our Nissan Elgrand which is able to accommodate 8 passengers and plentiful comfort for your journey

Our next Stop on the Cheaper Car Rentals Wine tour will take your breath away. The Pinot Coast is a wine route that stretches across 750km of the Southern Ocean of Victoria. The trail consists of three distinct regions – Geelong/Bellarine, Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland – all of which produce outstanding maritime pinot noir. With more than 145 cellar doors and some of Australia’s most acclaimed fine dining restaurants with locally sourced seafood, there are plenty of spent days exploring vast beaches, checking out the cosy villages and popping into the cellar door, and tasting acclaimed pinot noir, handcrafted cheeses, freshly picked berries, and more. Day One Mornington Peninsula first stop Yabby Lake vineyard and sample the peninsula’s acclaimed cool-climate pinot noir. The next stop is lunch at the critically acclaimed two-hatted restaurant Paringa Estate where you will enjoy the most delectable meal whilst pairing with delicious wines on offer. Day Two say goodbye to Mornington and head towards Gippsland to experience Western Port Bay & Phillip Island. The first stop is Purple Hens Wines and sample award-winning wines. For Lunch look no further than Phillip Island Winery Set on the south coast of Phillip Island The grounds are stunning yet simple, offering expansive garden views and glimpses of the turquoise water of Bass Strait. the Pinot Coast is extra special when you’re traveling with your loved ones for this trip Cheaper Car recommends Hiring the 4-wheel drive Mitsubishi 7-Seater Outlander.

Our last stop on the Cheaper Car rentals Wine Tour takes you to the King Valley, Victoria’s High Country where you think you have been transported to the picturesque hills of northern Italy. King Vally offers Mediterranean-inspired wines such as Pinot grigio, Arneis, Verduzzo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Barbera and in most recent years it’s become the birthplace of Australian prosecco. At King Valley, you can visit Australia’s biggest exporters in wine such as Dal Zotto, Brown Brothers, Chrismont, Pizzini and Sam Miranda. In 2011, all five joined forces to create an exciting new food and wine trail, especially for lovers of the sparkling Italian white. Drive the trail in your rental car as you enjoy intimate tastings with the makers, appreciating rustic Italian cuisine and conversations about the meaning of life over a game of bocce, are all stops along King Valley Prosecco Road.

It’s no doubt that Victorians have so much to offer when it comes to wine. No matter what or where you choose to explore rest assured Cheaper Car Rentals Car can offer you affordable car hire options which can suite all your travel needs.

Exploring the City of Melbourne with Cheaper Car Rentals

February 8, 2024 / 835 / Travel Guide
Exploring the City of Melbourne with Cheaper Car Rentals

Exploring the City of Melbourne with Cheaper Car Rentals

Melbourne is one of the coolest hippest cities in Australia. From funky cafes & restaurants to stunning architectural landscapes and most immortally the shopping. Melbourne has it all and is conceded to be the Cultural Capital of Australia.

With so much to see and do it can be a little daunting. That is why cheaper car rentals have put together a list of must-visit places in Melbourne.

What Hire Car is Best Suited

When exploring the city of Melbourne and the outer suburbs of the city, it is best to hire a car that is compact but also has enough room to fit the family or travel buddies.

Kia Picanto this compact Micro car is made for city driving. Don’t let the size fool you; The Kia Picanto is comfortable with plenty of legroom, and most importantly it is very economical with fuel!

Need something a little larger? Then hire the MGZS -SUV this compact 4WD gives you that extra comfort without costing a fortune of fuel another great vehicle when exploring the City of Melbourne.

Art in Melbourne

Hosier Lane – Steet Art

Location: Flinders street -Federation squire

Closest Car Rental Location: Cheaper Car Rentals Melbourne

For those who love street art Hosier Lane is a must-see. Between alleys and laneways, the walls are crowded with cool-looking graffiti and murals, from top to bottom. You can even book a tour that’s led by a local street artist Melbourne Steet Art Tour.

National Gallery Of Art

Location: St, Kilda Road South Bank

Closest Car Rental Location: Cheaper Car Rentals Melbourne

The oldest and the most visited Art Galleries in Australia, the budling alone is a sight to see. The National Gallery of Victoria has an extensive collection with over 75,000 works of art that will captivate any art lover.


Location: Docklands Melbourne

Closest Car Rental Location: Cheaper Car Rentals Melbourne

This is a must-do with the whole family. Art lover or not, this is an experience you don’t want to miss. Where else can you be part of the painting as you touch, interact, and give your wackiest pose next to the gallery’s larger-than-life artworks? This 3D interactive Art gallery will bring out the artist within.

Markets & Shopping

Queen Victorian Market

Location: Corner of Elizabeth & Victoria Street, Melbourne

Closest Car Rental Location: Cheaper Car Rentals Melbourne

Queen Victorian Market is the Rolls-Royce when it comes to Melbourne’s markets. Stretching over 17 acres and hosting over 700 stalls, supporting local designers in fashion and accessories to a unique range of homeware and Art Décor there is nothing you cannot find.   However, the market is best known for its food stalls, with the freshest produce that is locally grown and made, not to exclude the extensive range of international foods some would say it’s the whole of Europe under one roof.  During Summer every Wednesday, QVM hosts the famous Night Market where you can experience a mix of global street food whilst enjoying Live Music and entertainment from all over the world. It’s a cultural experience you don’t want to miss.

Bourke St Mall

Location: Burke Street Melbourne CBD

Closest Car Rental Location: Cheaper Car Rentals Melbourne

Bourke St Mall is Melbourne’s most iconic shopping destination. Located in the city centre, this pedestrian-only retail and dining hub is lined with leading department stores, high-end boutiques, and independent designers. Some of the most famous shopping stops along the Bourke Street Mall are Myer and David Jones. These department stores present several floors of fashion, homewares, electronics and more.

Collins Street

Location: Collins Street Melbourne CBD

Closest Car Rental Location: Cheaper Car Rental Melbourne

Collins Street is one for the fashionistas, looking for that something extra. Collins Street is the home of international brands and ultra-chic local designers of Melbourne.  Collins Street is known to be the ‘Paris End’ of Melbourne presenting a series of lavish boutiques surrounded by heritage-listed buildings that is reminiscent of the glamorous French capital. Here, you will find a selection of European designers, such as Dior, Burberry, Chanel, and Giorgio Armani.

Cafes & Restaurants

Melbourne is renowned for having the best coffee in Australia. Melbourne Lane ways are filled with cafes that tantalise your senses with the aroma of expresso and sweet smells from fresh pasties. Further afield just on the outskirts of the CBD, you can drive your hired car to the famous café destination of Carlton, Richmond, Fitzroy, Prahran, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne and St Kilda. Visiting all Locations is possible when you Hire a Car from Cheaper Car Rentals in Melbourne.

Must Eats During the Day

  • Luna Croissanterie: French pâtissier Specialising in pastries Located in Fizroy & Melbourne CBD
  • Proud May: Coffee roaster extraordinaire, located in Collingwood Proud Mary doesn’t just do coffee, they serve all-day brunch and a smaller selection of lunch offerings that are sure to contain everyone’s favourite.
  • Cibi: Japanese-inspired breakfast Café which also sells exquisite home wear Located in Collingwood
  • Jupiter: an all-day eatery specialising in Asian Flavours & Euro Expresso Bar located in South Melbourne

Must Eats After Dark

  • Third Wave Café If you like American style BBQ then you must try Third Wave café Located in Albert Park, this restaurant is definitely not vegan friendly nor for the faint-hearted.
  • Chin Chin Melbourne modern Asian hawker inspired restaurant with contemporary décor emphasising of sharing style menu that takes Southeast Asian food to the next level. Located in Flinders Lane Melbourne.
  • Sassone Cucina Italia Situated on the River side of the Esplanade, Sassone Cucina Italian restaurant offers panoramic views and the best of Italian cuisine in Melbourne’s Docklands
  • GRK Greek Kitchen & Bar, this family-style restaurant is one of the best traditional Greek eateries in Melbourne. Located in Thornbury GRK Greek Kitchen & Bar offers family-style platters of meat & seafood you defiantly feel like you’re at a Greek family home.


Whether you choose one place visit or all Cheaper Car rentals recommendations; rest assure Hiring a Car from Cheaper Car Rentals will not only get you there, your experience will be one to remember. 

Tips On Road Tolls in Australia

January 22, 2024 / 801 / Travel Guide
Tips On Road Tolls in Australia

A toll road is a road that requires you to pay a fee to travel on it. In some instances, this may involve stopping at a toll point to pay a fee, however with recent technology, Electronic overhead toll collection system has taken its place.

Road Tolls can be found in the states of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Tolling points are positioned within the metropolitan capitals of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

When hiring a rental Car with Cheaper Car Rental your Hired Car will come with a small electronic devise that is place on the front widescreen so no need to organise with the toll provider Linkt, before your travel. When Passing under the toll, your devise will make a singular beep sound, this will indicate that a toll charge has been recorded. Tolls can be used as many times as you require throughout the duration of your rental.

How to Pay Your Toll

Upon return of your hired Car, insure to inform a cheaper car rental assistant that tolls had been used.  You would have paid a security bond when signing your rental car agreement. Your Car rental security Bond will be used to pay any of the tolls used; the balance of your bond will be returned to your credit card once the toll balance has been deducted. This may take up to 10 working business days.

Locations of Tolls the states



The toll roads in Victoria can be found in and around the capital city of Melbourne. CityLink operate Toll Services from the Tullamarine Freeway, across the Bolte Bridge, through the Burnley and Domain Tunnels which links the South-Eastern suburbs to the West Gate Bridge

  • CityLink, will link Melbourne airport to Melbourne’s CBD therefore, if you have picked yourrental car from Cheaper Car Rentals Tullamarine airport location and heading into the city or southern suburbs of Melbourne the likelihood of using CityLink is probable.
  • EastLink, Links Melbourne CBD & Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs to the Mornington Peninsula. So if your planning to take your Rental Car for a drive to visit Melbourne’s stunning beaches of Mornington your will come across tolls

To find out more about Melbourne’s toll system visit

New South Wales

New South Wales

The toll points in New South Wales can be found in Sydney along the M2, M5, M7, Lane Cove Tunnel, Military Road E-Ramps, the Eastern Distributor, the Cross City Tunnel and the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Tunnel.

To find out more about toll roads in Sydney visit



Queensland’s toll roads form an integrated network of tolled roads, bridges and tunnels that provides greater connectivity, efficiency and reliability across the greater Brisbane and Toowoomba areas These toll roads can be found on the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges, Gateway Extension, Logan Motorway, Clem 7 and the Go Between Bridge. If you’re driving up from the Gold Coast to Brisbane on the M1 motorways it totally free however if your drive your Rental Car via the Gateway Motorway, you’ll need to pay a toll.


To find out more about toll roads in Queensland visit

Discover Gold Coast Theme Parks with Cheaper Car Rentals Gold Coast

December 11, 2023 / 715 / Travel Guide

Looking for some excitement for the whole Family? Gold Coast is the theme park capital of Australia. With so many to choose from, which one will be right for your family?

Dreamworld: Dreamworld is the biggest theme park in Australia. It has everything from exciting thrill rides for adults and teens to kids’ precincts like the ABC Kids World, Belinda’s Fun House, and Seabed Splash Park.

If you love nature, Dreamworld has one of the best animal encounters where you can feed the animals, hold a Koala, and don’t miss out on the Tiger Presentation. Dreamworld is your one-stop shop for all things FUN!


How to get there

When renting a car from Cheaper Car Rentals in Gold Coast Airport, it takes approximately 40 min to drive from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Dreamworld Coomera via Gold Coast Hwy/State Route 2 and M1. Already at your accommodation, Cheaper Car Rental in Gold Coast can deliver a car to your hotel for maximum convenience.

Warner Brothers Movie World: Experience movie magic with Warner Bros. Movie World. See all your favourite movie caricatures, such as Bat Man, Superman, Wonder Woman and those wacky Characters from Loony Tunes. If thrill rides are more your thing, Movie World has Australia’s scariest and most thrilling rides. Green Lantern Coaster is one of the steepest inverted drops in the Southern Hemisphere. For that adrenaline rush, a Batwing Space shot will shoot you up almost 60 metres into the air. For the Younger kids, Movie World has you covered. Step into the world Of WB Kids Zone and experience the magic and thrills of the Looney Tunes rides. Are you looking for a Road Runner coaster or a mini car driving, or do you just want to escape the heat and cool down with the Loony Tunes splash zone? Whatever your heart desires, Dream World has everything you’re looking for.

Warner Brothers Movie World

How to get there

When renting a car from Cheaper Car Rentals in Gold Coast Airport, it takes approximately 29 min to drive from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Movie World via Gold Coast Hwy/State Route 2 and M1. Already at your accommodation, Cheaper Car Rental in Gold Coast can deliver a car to your hotel for maximum convenience.

Sea World: Sea World is a marine mammal park, oceanarium, and theme park. Sea World offers so much more than attractions and animal exhibits and promotes conservation through education and the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife. Get close and personal with Sea World’s beautiful marine animals, from King & Gentoo Penguins to curious seals to intelligent and lovable dolphins. Many different species call SeaWorld home, so there’s no shortage of fun for the whole family or group. After visiting the animals, why not have some fun at Sea World’s Atlantis Precinct? Enjoy the thrill on the Leviathan’s 909-metre coaster with speeds of up to 80 km per hour or the twist and turn of the Vortex. For the young ones, have fun with all the characters from Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon Land has many rides and live shows that would make any child’s day.

Sea World

How to get there

When renting a car from Cheaper Car Rentals in Gold Coast Airport, it takes approximately 29 min to drive from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Movie World via Gold Coast Hwy/State Route 2 and M1. Already at your accommodation, Cheaper Car Rental in Gold Coast can deliver a car to your hotel for maximum convenience.

Water Theme Parks: Want to escape the Queensland heat? Then come and visit not one but two massive water parks here on the Gold Coast. Wet n’ Wild is situated right next door to Movie World, which has over 20 attractions. Wet’n’Wild is the perfect spectacular destination for all ages. White Water World is part of the Dreamworld amusement complex and features groundbreaking technology to deliver some serious splashes.

There’s so much to do & see with either of these theme parks, so getting a seasonal pass or an annual pass with unlimited entry is the most affordable way to go. Dream World multi-entry pass offers a 7-day ticket, giving you access to Dreamworld and SkyPoint Observation Deck with seasonal entry to White Water World for 7 consecutive days from your first visit. A Village Road Show Super Pass offers 7-day access to WB Movie World Sea World Wet n’ Wild & Paradise Country.

White Water World

Why not explore them all with Cheaper Car Rentals in Gold Coast? Book your rental car today and have a week or two of fun with convenient locations at Gold Coast Airport Currumbin Waters. So what are you waiting for? Book now!

Recommended Cars to Get You There.

For large families or groups, choose from 8 Seater People Mover Van

● Hyundai Imax

Nissan Serena Hybrid

Nissan Elgrand

Kia Carnival

For medium size family or groups, choose from 5-7 Seater SUVs or Sedans

7-seater Mitsubishi Outlander

Kia Sportage

Hyundai Tucson

● Haval Jolion

● MG 5 Sedan

For Small family or groups, choose From Small Compact Hatchbacks

● Hyundai Accent

Kia Rio

Kia Picanto

Tips for Choosing a Rental Car That’s Right for You

December 11, 2023 / 720 / Travel Guide
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Planning a holiday can be stressful. Whether you’re travelling for a weekend trip or a more extended vacation, being able to explore at your own pace is comforting. Therefore, hiring a rental car, especially in cities like Melbourne or Gold Coast, allows you to explore your destination comfortably. Cheaper Car Rentals offers a wide range of vehicles across Melbourne and Gold Coast, ranging from compact cars to spacious sedans, SUVs, and people movers. Our modern & reliable vehicles are offered in various car hire packages, ensuring you find an option that matches your budget and travel requirements.

So, if you’re looking to explore the great city of Melbourne or the beautiful beaches of Gold Coast, Cheaper Car Rentals offers convenient options at multiple locations across both destinations – ensuring a hassle-free exploration. Cheaper Car Rentals is your number one choice for all your rental car needs in Melbourne and Gold Coast.

Choosing the Right Rental Car For Your Needs

When it comes to choosing a rental car in Melbourne or Gold Coast, there are several factors to consider. Cheaper Car Rentals has come up with some of the essential questions that you need to ask yourself when choosing the right rental car for your needs:

  • What kind of road trip will I be taking?
  • How many people will be coming?
  • How much space will I need to carry luggage or equipment?

Road Trip

Going on a road trip can be very exciting; however, if you are not careful, some uncertain events can turn your fun experience into a costly and dangerous one. That’s why you must choose the right vehicle for the right terrain when hiring a rental car. Renting a large SUV is the perfect way to explore the great outdoors and the sites that may be off the beaten track. Not only do SUVs provide comfort and space, but these vehicles can go off-road, giving you access to areas that would otherwise be inaccessible by a standard car. With an SUV rental, you can experience the freedom of a road trip with your family or friends while having ample space for all your travel equipment.

Travelling with a Large Family or Group

While travelling with others is stressful enough, thinking of how to fit their luggage in one car can be an additional pain. Cheaper Car Rentals has the solution to your problem. We offer 8-seater Vans/People movers or 7-seater SUVs across Melbourne & Gold Coast that are perfect for travelling with families and groups. Additionally, these vehicles have enough storage space to accommodate all your luggage needs.

Travelling with a Medium-Small Size Family or Group

Travelling with a small family or group in Melbourne or the Gold Coast becomes effortless with Cheaper Car Rentals. Offering a wide selection from Small Compact Cars to Medium and Intermediate Sedans, Cheaper Car Rentals cater to diverse needs across Melbourne and Gold Coast. Sedans generally have four doors with a trunk, making loading and unloading luggage and other items easy. With comfortable seating and modern amenities such as air conditioning, entertainment systems, and safety airbags, sedans are great for family or groups who like those long trips and wants to explore places like the Great Ocean Road in Victoria or the Hinterlands in the Gold Coast. Sedans offer comfortable seating for up to 5 passengers and ample space for luggage or belongings.

Opting for a small compact car hire is a fantastic option for getting around inner suburbia, the inner cities of Melbourne CBD, and Gold Coats. Compact cars offer seating for up to 5 people without enough space to carry extra baggage for long travel. Small compact vehicles are also typically more fuel-efficient, allowing you to save money for other aspects of your journey.

Now that you know what type of rental car will suit your needs and help you enjoy your travel, book now! With Cheaper Car Rentals, you can hire your favourite car from your nearest location, whether in Melbourne or Gold Coast.

Suggested Car Hire for your next adventure.

1. Mitsubishi Outlander: 7-seater 4WD gives you complete freedom to explore your world on all kinds of surfaces and terrains and in almost all conditions.

2. Nissan Elgrand: 8-Seater People Mover is an excellent vehicle for family or group travellers. It comes with high seats and a spacious interior for extra comfort.

3. Kia Cerato Sedan: 5-Seater Intermediate Sedan is great for medium-sized families or groups. It has enough space in the boot with plenty of interior storage options, including bottle holders in the doors, a phone cubby under the air-conditioning controls next to two USB ports, centre cup holders, and a decent-sized console.

4. Kia Picanto: This small compact car is excellent for exploring the cities and inner suburbs of Melbourne & Gold Coast. This car may be small in size, but it packs many features without compromising comfort.

Important Tips to get Cheap Car Rentals on Gold Coast

February 8, 2023 / 714 / Travel Guide
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If you are looking for cheap car rentals in Gold Coast, there are a few factors you should consider. Rental cars are considered the most convenient option for commuting, especially after the pandemic. As the travel restrictions are now minimal, Australians have started travelling more, and businesses are also on their way to booming. It has significantly affected the price of rental cars in Gold Coast as well as in the country.

The prices of rental cars are sky-high, but the following tips can help make your car rental experience more convenient and budget-friendly. Before we learn the tips for saving on car rentals, let’s look at the advantages.

  • It gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace and convenience
  • More comfortable than public transportation
  • Easy to carry your luggage
  • Renting a self-drive car is safe as you have complete control
  • It’s more fun with friends and family
  • Car rental in Gold Coast is affordable
  • It’s more convenient and budget-friendly for international travellers
  • Easy booking and payment options

Now that you know how car rental comes with many advantages, let’s look at some tips that will give you an affordable car rental experience.

Search Aggregator Websites

Aggregator websites can save a lot of your time while looking for a reliable Gold Coast car hire company. Kayak and VroomVroomVroom provide you with a list of multiple car rental companies. You should not limit your research to such websites and visit the car rental company’s website to get more information. You might find a better deal on the company’s website.

Look Beyond Companies Located Nearby Airport

Renting a car from the airport is way costlier as the car rental companies have to pay hefty parking fees. However, while looking for companies that provide pick-up and drop-off services at the airport, you should also look for companies located downtown. You might have to reach the location by taking a taxi or using public transport, but it’s a small price compared to the affordability you will get with the car rental deal.

Look Beyond Brands

Expand your search beyond big names for cheap car rentals in Gold Coast. There are popular car rental companies in Australia with availability across the country. However, their rent can often cost higher than the local companies.

You should also consider smaller car rental companies. Google Maps can be an excellent tool for finding reliable local car rental companies. You can check the company’s website and also the ratings it has received.

Compare Daily, Weekly, Weekend, and Weekdays Car Rental Rates

The prices for renting a car on weekends and holidays may differ from weekdays. However, there is no specific time duration when you can get a cheaper car rental deal. Sometimes it’s cheaper to rent a car only for the days you need it and sometimes renting it for a week costs less. You need to check both ways and ensure that there are no extra charges to return the car early.

Decline the Insurance

Many credit cards provide car rental insurance, which may help you save on the insurance offered by the car rental company. Make sure that you are paying the amount which does not have insurance included.

Rent it for the minimum Days

If you are on holiday, car rental is one of the best options to plan your itinerary freely. Having a car to reach your destination gives you the flexibility of time. However, it’s essential that you opt for a car rental in Gold Coast only for the days you need the car.

Take Advantage of Membership Discounts

You can find car rental discounts in obvious places. You need to be vigilant about car rental discounts, which include your hotel loyalty program, airline loyalty program, credit card, and more.

Return the Car with a Full Tank

Most car rental companies in Australia provide a car with a full tank and expect to get it returned with the full fuel tank. If you fail to top-up the fuel while returning the car, you might get charged a premium per litre. To avoid the extra cost, you should top-up the fuel tank before returning the car.

Keep One Driver

Keeping the number of drivers to one or as few as possible can reduce car rental costs. Any additional driver can cost you extra, but it’s essential to add if required to get insurance cover. If you allow an unauthorised driver, it can invalidate the contract you have made with the car rental company. If you are taking a long road trip, you should look for a car rental company that offers deals with additional free drivers.

Keep an Eye on Additional Surcharges

You should keep an eye on the additional surcharges in your rental agreement. For example, some companies may charge extra for drivers under twenty-five. If you rent a car for a one-way trip, you might also have to pay extra. You should look for extra charges in your rental agreement for child seats, GPS, snow chains, booster seats, roof rack or ski rack, and a few more.

Mileage Limitation

When it comes to car hire in Gold Cost, you should check the mileage limitation as every company has different limitations. To avoid paying extra on that, you should look for a car rental company that offers unlimited miles.

Advance Booking

Like flight tickets, car rental prices do not fluctuate in Australia. However, it highly depends on the demand and location. You might have to pay more if you travel during the holiday season.

The best way to keep the car rental cost minimum is to book the car in advance. Most car rental companies in Gold Coast offer free cancellation till forty-eight hours, so booking in advance is more practical.

Cheap Car Rentals offer affordable and reliable car rental service in Gold Coast to give you the most convenient travel experience. We have a wide range of cars available, including sedans, SUVs, vans, and more, to meet your travel needs.

Renting A Car In The Gold Coast

September 19, 2022 / 1666 / Travel Guide
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All You Need to Know About Renting A Car In The Gold Coast

Driving around Australia during your holiday can be exhausting if you’ve got the wrong vehicle at a high cost; you must choose which type of car rental is suitable for your needs and fit within your budget. The cost to rent a car on the gold coast varies depending on your desired type of vehicle. Here, in this blog post, we will provide you with all the information about cheap car hiring on Gold Coast you need so you can save money while getting the best ride in town.

What is the cheapest website to rent a car on The Gold Coast?

Cheaper Car Rentals, Thrifty and Hertz are two Australian favourites for being reliable, cheap and always offering great deals.

Is it cheaper to book a car rental online?

Yes, it is. We found out that if you book online, you will be able to find cheaper deals than just walking into the agency and asking for their best price.

Is it hard to rent on the Gold Coast?

It can be difficult for some people to find a car rental deal that suits them. If you are searching for a Gold Coast car rental, look for reputed car rental companies with a wide range of vehicles at fair prices.

Why are rental cars on the Gold Coast so expensive right now?

One potential reason is that this region is seeing some of Australia’s highest short-term rent rates due to its rising popularity.

What do I need to rent a car on the Gold Coast?

Firstly, you will need to have a driver’s licence. You can obtain the licence from your local Australian state, territory or local council. Next, you will need to show a form of photo ID such as an international passport or a valid Australian ID. All Gold Coast residents must buy this insurance before renting any vehicle. It is optional for non-residents.

What is the best day to rent a car on the Gold Coast?

We believe you will likely get a better deal on weekdays, generally between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm. We recommend using a comparison site like CarHireXS to find the best car rental prices in Australia in just a few minutes.

What is the best time to pick up a rental car on the Gold Coast?

We recommend renting your vehicle at the latest at 1.00 pm in the Gold Coast to avoid congestion. The busiest time for pick-ups is between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm.

How far in advance should you rent a car on the Gold Coast?

It will depend on what type of vehicle you book. For instance, if you are booking SUVs or minibuses and want one on the same day, there is no need to book in advance. However, making your reservation as soon as possible would be best to ensure availability.

What is the easiest company to rent a car from?

Large fleet operators are usually cheap car rental options on Gold Coast, so if you decide to rent from Cheaper Car Rentals, you can rest assured that you will get the best possible service available. However, choosing local companies assures better rates and more responsive customer service. 

What is the most fuel-efficient rental car?

The most fuel-efficient rental car on the Gold Coast is the Toyota Prius, and the Prius only uses 0.9 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres.

Why are there no rentals on the Gold Coast?

If you search for an area in the Gold Coast and it comes up with “No rentals available”, it just means that there wasn’t a rental agency available when you searched for your reservation. Try again sometime later after refreshing your internet browser.

Will rental prices go down in Queensland?

Conflicting reports have emerged this week, some saying that rental prices are falling while others say they are rising. We’ll have to wait until more data is released to know which statements are factual.

Is it hard to rent on the Sunshine Coast?

Car rental services are available in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, but you may have to hunt for them.

Why is it so hard to find a rental car?

Finding a rental car in the area can be difficult because all significant companies operate their stores based on what they have available at the moment. Booking in advance is always a better option. 

Do you pay before or after you rent a car?

Paying before you drive off is best. 

Do I need insurance to rent a car on the Gold Coast?

It would help if you bought insurance protection with car rentals- try not to skip on insurance.

Is it cheaper to reserve a rental car in advance in Gold Coast?

Yes, reserving your rental car in advance is usually cheaper, and it might even be the trick to hiring cars for cheaper on Gold Coast. There are a few ways to ensure you can get the cheapest rates.

We hope you enjoyed reading this article about the challenges you might face while renting a car on the Gold Coast, and we hope that it makes the process easier for you! 

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Happy renting!

Updates Regarding Coronavirus

April 22, 2020 / 2369 / Travel Guide
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It is our mission to maintain the high standards for safety and cleanliness that customers expect of our brands.

In addition to practicing preventative measures to reduce the spread of germs within our facilities, all of our vehicles go through a rigorous, multi-step cleaning process for each rental.

We are remaining vigilant in upholding these practices and are taking additional precautions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and local governments to minimize the risk to our customers and employees.

Driving The Great Ocean Road With Cheap Car Rental

May 22, 2019 / 1474 / Travel Guide

Being the world’s greatest road trip and hugging a massive 300 kilometres of coastline, travelling to the Great Ocean Road offers one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world.

Being the world’s greatest road trip and hugging a massive 300 kilometres of coastline, travelling to the Great Ocean Road offers one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world. It is not just the fantastic drive, the winding cliff-top roads make this drive the most memorable drive ever. It covers Victoria’s dramatic coastline from Torquay to Portland, offering a great visual treat.

Tempted to get this off your bucket list, but thinking of getting a cheap car rental first? Well, to let the tourists, travellers and explorers experience the diverse fun of a road trip, Cheap Car Rentals provides a range of current model cars, late model cars and commercial cars. We let you make the choice before you start for the Great Ocean Road. We are located at Melbourne CBD, Melbourne Airport, Carnegie, Keilor and Ormond.

FROM WHERE TO START: Most of the visitors start from Melbourne, which is 95 kilometres away from Torquay.

THINGS TO DO ON THE WAY: This stretch is a hub for adventure junkies who want to indulge in outdoor activities like scuba diving, surfing, sea kayaking and much more. It is also a great spot for visitors who cherish arts, heritage, cultural attractions, fine dining, local produce and winemakers.


  • Torquay (0 km) – Surf Central for The Great Ocean Road.
  • Anglesea (18 km) – Popular family beach.
  • Aireys Inlet (28 km) – Small town with great beaches.
  • Lorne (47 km) – Has one of the largest and most popular resorts.
  • Apollo Bay (90 km) – Entry point for most celebrated short and multi-day walks.
  • Port Campbell (188 km) – World famous for its extraordinary wave-sculpted rock formations and the Twelve Apostle.
  • Warrnambool (253 km) – The largest cosmopolitan town in the region.
  • Port Fairy (283 km) – Beautiful bluestone town with ranked number 34 golf course.
  • Portland (356 km) – Deepwater bulk port, with great European influence.

With Cheaper Car Rentals, you can book online and all our online prices are all you pay for your car rental.

Whether you are on an ocean adventure, road trip of a lifetime or a forest escape – The Great Ocean Road is an experience you will want to explore time and again.

Winter Car Rental Tips: 4 Tips for Driving Safe

May 22, 2019 / 1839 / Travel Guide

The major question that we have asked ourselves at least once in our lifetime is ‘How do I handle the snow and ice in a rental?’. Cheaper Car Rental provides you with the best tips to avoid all the hazardous experiences and to stay safe on the road.


The obvious perils of a winter driver are the snow, ice, winter fog and continuous rains. The major question that we have asked ourselves at least once in our lifetime is ‘How do I handle the snow and ice in a rental?’. Cheaper Car Rental provides you with the best tips to avoid all the hazardous experiences and to stay safe on the road.

  • Check the vehicle before departure: Thoroughly checking the rental car before starting for the destination is a wise decision to make. The tread in the tyres, pressure in the tyres, windscreen wipers, topped up engine coolant, stocked emergency provisions and other things ensure that the hazards on the roads do not cause delays/unfortunate incidents.
  • Check the winter terms and conditions of your car rental agreement: Remember that only a few companies allow the vehicles to be taken into the snow. Check your route and ask for additional snow cover.
  • Adjust your driving techniques: Wet, icy roads can greatly impact your car’s ability to function normally. A lot of precision and decisiveness is required while driving in the winters. Slow down and avoid sudden braking or turning!
  • In worst case scenarios: If you are stranded or stuck, remain in the car but switch off the engine to save the fuel. To avoid any further damage, call the emergency services or the breakdown cover provider. Cheap Car Rentals offers a range of car rental and hire options even during the winters. Browse through our Excess Reduction Packages and we hope that your winter driving goes hassle-free.

Best Winter Attractions to Visit Around Melbourne With Family

May 22, 2019 / 1469 / Travel Guide

Melbourne has the fame of being the most liveable city in the world. There is no time or season when the residents and visitors can run out of places to explore. There is always a little something for everyone each year. When the world is looking for skiing options and indoor activities during winters, Melbourne opens out as a culturally rich platform. With street art, rooftop bars, markets, festivals, events, exhibitions, live music, authentic eateries, mountains, vineyards, and much more – Melbourne has it all!

Winter in Melbourne is a force to be reckoned with and many people are apprehensive of the impending colder temperatures. On the contrary, there is plenty to do in and around the city, for you and your family.

Here, Cheaper Car Rentals brings to you the best of winter attractions which can be explored around Melbourne with family!

1. Yarra Valley : There is a lot to explore in Yarra Valley during the winters. Here, you can explore the big outdoors or linger in the villages. From estates to sanctuaries to premium wineries, Yarra Valley is a one-stop-destination for many explorations.

2. Hitting the winter slopes : Winter is the best time for skiing in Australia. With easily accessible fields like Falls Creek, Mount Buller, Mount Buffalo and Mount Baw – the skiing experiences in the Alpine region offer the best scenic views in the world.

3. Melbourne International Film Festival : Being one of oldest film festivals in the world, MIFF showcases the most current entries from cinema with retrospectives, tributes, and discussion programs. The website is regularly updated and can be visited for latest updates and screenings.

4. Melbourne Winter Masterpieces : Sourced from the most prestigious galleries around the world, the masterpieces are showcased over 100 days between June and October. For the glimpse of the most creative art, we can visit the Melbourne Museum, National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) and Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI).

5. Melbourne Aquarium : It is one of the best indoor attractions in Melbourne. Divided into 4 different aspects of aquatic life, this aquarium offers the most amazing experience away from the colder feelings of winter. It is open daily – 9:30 am to 6 pm

Apart from the very few mentioned above, Melbourne has a range of place for all –  Healesville, Yan Yean Reservoir, Ferntree Gully, Grants Park, Lake Eldon, Phillips Island, CBD and Great Ocean Road are to name a few more.

Don’t let the winter get you down! There are a plethora of ways and places to explore before the temperature drops!

3 Money Saving Tips That Every Traveler Will Love

May 22, 2019 / 1512 / Travel Guide

Travel planning, especially transport, can dig deep into the wallets if travellers aren’t careful. Choosing reliable rental cars are as important as finding great deals on accommodations while you travel.

Travel planning, especially transport, can dig deep into the wallets if travellers aren’t careful. Choosing reliable rental cars are as important as finding great deals on accommodations while you travel. Cheaper Car Rentals, a smart alternative to the otherwise expensive car hire services in Melbourne, has a multitude of ideas about saving a lot on your car rental. With our easy tips, we ensure that travellers can put a lot of money back into their pockets or use it for other travel requirements.

Most of us are under the misconception that car rental rates are same and putting efforts behind browsing car rental options is an extreme time waster. Contrary to the general thoughts, car rental rates can and do vary between destinations and rental companies. Affordable car rentals always come handy, especially when they are the only way to explore a new place or commute through the new city. Travel smarter with the following 3 money saving tips that every traveller will love:

LOOK FOR RENTAL CAR LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM : Many travellers hesitate to sign up for such programs, but the fact is that they are free, offer free upgrades and you can avoid waiting in lines for the car rentals. Moreover, they lay a lot of focus on your car rental preferences and provide rental availability on an urgent basis too. Travelling through the program lets you earn reward points which can be redeemed for upgrades and free car rentals. Many other business benefit programs also provide up to 25% off on every rental. So, with a rental car loyalty rewards program, you are in a win-win situation anytime you travel.

COUPONS AND BEST DEALS ARE THE BEST MONEY SAVERS : To double down your savings from smart car rental tips, always look for coupons and deals which offer great discounts. The coupon codes can be applied during the checkout at the booking portal. Moreover, using online deal aggregators is an added advantage as they give the best suitable deals which are suitable for you. By using this tip, you can save up to 50% on your total rental.

AVOID RENTING AT THE AIRPORT : We all are aware of the airport concession fees, which can range between 10 to 30 percent of the rental fee. We understand that it is a personal choice and more convenient to hire the car rental from the airport, but believe us when we say that the most economical car rental is always found in the vicinity of the airports. Always look for a reliable offsite agency or book the car rental through your hotel authorities.

Use the tips the next time you travel. It is always worth taking a little extra effort and give car rentals an extra scrutiny like accommodation and airfares. Don’t let the hidden charges increase the ground transportation costs for you!

Hire Cheap Car Rentals when in Melbourne! We are your Australian cheap car rental specialists!

Why Should You Rent a Car for All Your Travelling Needs?

May 22, 2019 / 1551 / Travel Guide

Renting a car provides all the freedom and flexibility while you travel. Additionally, they are also the biggest expense on any trip considering the additional costs and fare rates imposed by individual companies.

Renting a car provides all the freedom and flexibility while you travel. Additionally, they are also the biggest expense on any trip considering the additional costs and fare rates imposed by individual companies. But, the travellers can still save a great deal of money by putting efforts behind finding the best deals, insurance options, choosing the most economical pickup points and more. Cheaper Car Rentals, a smart alternative to car hire in Melbourne, has many practical reasons to rent a car for all your travelling needs. The most primary reason is that the travellers can save a lot of money on car rentals using few tips!

COMPARE CAR RENTAL RATES ONLINE : Securing a car rental is easier with online price and services comparisons. Travellers can visit all the travel portals and choose to visit the car rental company’s website directly. This might get you a higher discount if you are paying in advance. Also, understand that most prepaid bookings are non-refundable, so you might want to make a choice to ‘pay in advance’ based on how sure you are to travel and cancellation terms of the car rental company.

LOOK BEYOND BIGGER BRANDS : Independent car rental companies can be a preferred choice due to lower operating costs and cars available. They can cost 15 to 30 percent lesser than mainstream brands – ensuring that you have considerable money to save.

BEWARE OF EXTRAS AND HIDDEN CHARGES ON CAR RENTALS : This list includes local sales tax, navigation, airport concession, child seat, varied surcharges, vehicles licence fee, car’s registration, arena fee, rental facility, local civic improvement, topping off the gas tank on return, and a lot more. Always do your research well.

SAY ‘NO’ TO AIRPORT RENTALS : If you have a choice or the possibility, please walk till the agencies beyond the airport. You will spare yourself from paying the surplus ‘airport fee’ and find a better car rental deal too. But, if you are looking for convenience, you can always even rent a car through the hotel.

DECLINE INSURANCE OFFERS FROM CAR RENTAL COMPANIES : Even if you have been lured by insurance offers, always know that the rental companies make a lot of profit through insurance fees. In most of the cases, the travellers would hardly need the coverage and there are slim chances of the insurance closing any expensive loopholes. Also, verify if your auto insurance policy or credit card company covers car rentals, especially when you are travelling abroad. Though travel insurance can be a good idea if you are travelling for a longer period of time, the insurance offered by most car rental companies are expensive.

Find the best budget deals on car rentals and travel happily wherever and anywhere. If you are in Melbourne, Call Cheaper Car Rental for the best car rental experience!

Ultimate Christmas Holiday Checklist For Car Rental Hire

May 22, 2019 / 1109 / Travel Guide

As the busy Christmas season gets everybody engaged with their travel plans and getaways, it is important to make right choices and demand for quality car rentals.

Renting a car can be a nightmare, especially if you aren’t aware of the important Dos and the Don’ts. Now, if you are planning a car rental hire for the holidays as Christmas is just around the corner – Cheaper Car Rentals has put together a handy checklist for hassle-free and satisfying car rental experience. Make sure to guide yourself through the pointers and have a blast as you hit the road during the Christmas season.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE : Early December is the best time to start looking for your perfect car rental, especially for the competitive rates and massive discounts to encourage advanced bookings.

  • Compare rates – Online search is the best option
  • Ask about extras – Car rental add-ons should be specified for your own comfort
  • Book your rental car through Economy Car Hire!
  • Always click on the Show Rental Conditions

DURING THE CAR RENTAL HIRE PROCESS : Never forget to carry your,

  • Secondary Proof of Address
  • Driving License
  • Credit Card/Debit Card/Local Insurance
  • Additional ID, if applicable


  • Inspection of the vehicle – For booked details and damage
  • Check the fuel level, in adherence to fuel policy
  • Check for Terms & Conditions*
  • Check if purchasing a local insurance is required
  • All the required contact details of the car rental company or the representative


  • Photos as proof of fuel level, damage and more
  • Existing scratches and dents on the vehicle
  • Fuel Level
  • Condition of the tyres
  • Accessories like spare wheels, first-aid kit, warning triangle
  • Requested add-ons
  • Transponder/Pre-Paid Tolls
  • Lights & Indicators
  • Car locks
  • Informing staff about the existing damage


  • Leave plenty of time before check-in and check the vehicle completely
  • Check the fuel levels according to the fuel policy
  • Inspect the vehicle for any damage during the rental period

In high Christmas spirits, book your car rental with a guarantee to have yourself a car rental during the busy-and-booked December rush. Find the best budget deals on car rentals and travel happily wherever and anywhere.

If you are in Melbourne, call Cheap Car Rental for the best car rental experience!

The Best Road Trip Destinations for Christmas

May 22, 2019 / 1532 / Travel Guide

With the Christmas break nearly upon us, it is important to make the most of the holiday season. With so many things happening, we hardly get time to go overseas.

Under such circumstances, the best way to make the most of the Holiday season is to keep things local and take a road trip. May it be a simple beach, a sanctuary, an unexplored getaway or a farm stay – hitting the road for any cause in Australia is going to be memorable.

Luckily with Australia having so many exotic locations and the stunning sceneries – planning a road trip to destinations here won’t ever be a problem. To make things easier for you, Cheaper Car Rentals has a list of few road trip you shouldn’t miss considering before making the final choice.

The Great Alpine Road : This 339 km stretch is one of the grandest road trips in Australia. With down plunging valleys, lofty mountain ranges, lush forests, vineyards, sparkling waterways on Gippsland’s coast and more – you and your family can dine on fresh local produce and award-winning cool climate wines on the way.

Pacific Coast : The Pacific Highway is 790-kilometre-long, stretching from Sydney in New South Wales to Brisbane in Queensland. Here, take a detour to Newcastle which is a home to a thriving pub rock scene, rock band Silverchair, and a stunning regional art gallery. Enroute, you can also join a daily tour to watch koalas at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. You can also walk in the rainforest at Dorrigo National Park’s Skywalk.

Great Beach Drive : With a road trip experience like none other, this route stretches for 380 km. The drive here includes world’s most stunning beaches, few idyllic National Parks and World Heritage listed areas.

Grand Pacific Drive : Starting at the Royal National Park, this route extends for 140 km. With a scenic coastal view, the road has rainforests, iconic Sea Cliff Bridge and passes by the beautiful coastal cities of Shellharbour, Wollongong, Shoalhaven, and Kiama.

The Mighty Murray Way : This route follows one of the world’s longest rivers, Murray. Passing through diverse landscapes from the Riverland to the Murray Mouth, this road trip would be full of changing landscapes.

Eyre Peninsula : With country’s best seafood, outrageously photogenic coastline, deserted beaches, cliff top scenery, wildlife encounters,  and driving on the beach experience – this route is thrilling and adventurous. Moreover, this route is crowd-free even in summers, so if you want to enjoy the space in solitude – Eyre Peninsula is for you.

Waterfall Way : This spectacular 185 km road stretches from Coffs Harbour to Armidale. With 5 amazingly gorgeous national parks and waterfalls, this route is thundering best during the summer.

If you are in Melbourne and want to hit the roads with the best car rental services, call Cheap Car Rental for the best car rental experience!

Things need to know – Using Smart Phones and Driving

May 22, 2019 / 1283 / Travel Guide
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We all have come across that ‘smartphone user’ on the red light because of whom everyone in the lane had to wait for another red light cycle – just because this particular person was busy texting or talking on the phone when the traffic light turned green.

According to the studies, 70% of drivers engage in a smartphone while driving, from sending emails to browsing social media accounts. A lot of these activities internet browsing, video calling, taking selfies and trying to be uber cool with the brand new smartphone.

These activities are extremely dangerous and ILLEGAL, reminding you that you can face fine or imprisonment, depending on the severity of the damage/violation you have caused while using a smartphone while driving. Let us highlight the important considerations for the drivers on the Australian roads.

In Australia, it is illegal to use a handheld smartphone while driving to talk, text, send e-mails, play games, take photos, record videos or use any other function on your smartphone.


  • Silence your phone while driving to avoid being distracted
  • Do everything on your smartphone before you depart or after you reach
  • Put your phone in a sleeve or a case

It is important to pay attention to the road and drive safely, rather than being entertained by a smartphone. Keep your smartphone distractions minimum and enjoy the roads as your drive. At Cheaper Car Rentals, we promote road safety and ensure that all the drivers are educated about the driving laws in Australia.

Top 5 Road-Trip Destination in Melbourne’s Autumn Season

May 22, 2019 / 2154 / Travel Guide
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Autumn season in Australia brings various types of climate to different locales, as the continent itself is large. Whether you want to behold stunning greenery, have an outdoor experience, take pleasure on the beach or enjoy a mixture of all three, you can do it during Australia’s autumn months.

Discover the magical diversity of Australia’s autumn, lasting from March to May across most of the country. As per travelling enthusiasts, Autumn is the best time to visit Melbourne, Australia.

Throughout the year, Melbourne is buzzing with awesome eateries, eccentric bistros and beguiling boutique shopping choices that will keep any traveller occupied, while the social concentration towards art and history mean the parade of exhibitions, galleries and shows offer entertainment regardless of the season.

Here, we are sharing some of the best Autumn destinations for a road-trip around Melbourne.

Mount Macedon Ranges

Explore the natural scenery of Mount Macedon ranges at your own pace and take in the immense scope of local experiences on offer. Reconnect with nature, rebalance body and mind at mineral springs and spas, and discover boutique wineries, organic producers and award-winning eateries along the trail.

Mount Macedon, a delightful town popular for its lavish houses, garden, a church and several plant nurseries, is an hour away from Melbourne.

Yarra Valley

Less than an hour journey from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is home to vineyards, offering quality local food, fine dining and quaint accommodation, making it one of Melbourne’s most loved weekend breaks.

The Yarra Valley is well known as one of the world’s premier wine growing regions with over 80 sensational cellar doors, brilliant eateries serving fresh regional produce, extravagance accommodation, famous landscape and stunning fine art.

Daylesford Region:

The Daylesford region is popular for its mineral waters and is known as the spa centres of Australia. Daylesford is in the Hepburn Shire situated in the Goldfields territory between the regional areas of Ballarat and Bendigo.

There are historic structures in the main street of Daylesford and the region’s history lies in the rush for gold. Lake Daylesford now covers land upon which gold was first found and offers lakeside picnic spots, abundant waterfowl, a youngster’s play area, walking paths, fishing and pedal sailing.

The Daylesford area has an abundance of mineral springs which were formed millions of years ago. In Daylesford, there are numerous mineral springs that are effectively open like the Central Springs and the Wombat Flat Springs. Daylesford is a popularly known as spa town approximately located in 115 KM North-West of Melbourne.

Healesville – Region:

Healesville Sanctuary is a bushland haven for Australian wildlife. With the development of the rail network to Gippsland and the Yarra Valley goldfields in the 1860’s, 1st development happened in Healesville and it was named in honour of Richard Heales. Enjoy scenic views of Healesville, Mount Riddell and the surrounding valleys by driving along Yarra Glen Road west of the racecourse.

The town is encompassed by mountains, forests and moving slopes spotted with wineries, fruit and berry farms.Healesville is a residential area on the Watts River, a tributary of the Tarra River, in Victoria. Situated 52-kilometers north-east of Melbourne’s central business area.

Phillip Island:

Just a 1.5 hour journey from Melbourne, Phillip island offers Victoria’s wildlife island marvellous coastal scenery with Endless family fun and iconic wildlife, spotless white shorelines and hi-octane motorsports. The island was named after Governor Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales

See little penguins and sleepy koalas in their common natural surroundings, instruct the children to swim on a peaceful narrows shoreline, and douse up all the activity at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Best Campsites in Melbourne

May 22, 2019 / 1061 / Travel Guide
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1. Cumberland River Holiday Park, Lorne

Camping by the ocean turns into a reality in the wonderfully kept Cumberland River Holiday Park, near Lorne on the Great Ocean Road Victoria. The Park is settled in a lush green valley between rocks and rolling mountains, flanked by the Cumberland River, where it flows through rock pools and sandy sections into the Southern Ocean. Located on the banks of Cumberland River, the park offers riverside campsites, African Safari Tents in addition exclusive and standard lodges settled in a lush green valley between majestic cliffs and mountains. Cumberland River Holiday Park enables visitors to have your own campfire!

2. Tidal River, Wilsons Promontory

If you want to explore Wilsons Prom without a hassle, then stay in the Tidal River campground. It’s one of the popular campsite in Wilsons Promontory National Park. It’s the greatest national-park campsite in the state that offers many great walks for all different fitness levels, as well as stunning views of pink granite boulder mountains, turquoise water and squeaky-white sand. Tidal River features all the modern amenities and conveniences for campers and visitors to the Park. There are 480 campsites available.  Visit the campsite and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the magnificent beaches that stretches as far as the eye can see.

3. Johanna Beach, Great Ocean Road

Johanna is a rural farming settlement stretching along the coast between Glenaire and Lavers Hill.  Rolling hills and lush rainforest meet at the foot of the wild Southern Ocean. A grassy, open undulating area behind sand dunes facing farmland. Near a popular, remote surfing beach, backed by steep hills. One small site near the Park entrance has some shade from old cypress trees and a flush WC. The beach and its usually large swells provides a sense of mother nature at her most powerful, and if there are surfers in action that feeling is even stronger.

4. Marengo Holiday Park, Apollo Bay

Marengo Holiday Park provides a range of facilities including modern amenities, including dedicated family and disabled bathrooms, camp kitchen, playground and BBQ areas. The park is situated at the beginning of the Great Ocean Walk offering unlimited scope for formal bushwalking trails. In addition, a walking/cycling track connects the park to the main shopping centre of Apollo Bay situated 2 kilometres north of the park.

5. Lake Catani, Mount Buffalo

Lake Catani is one of the popular camping ground atop the unspoilt Mount Buffalo, and about 4 and a half hours drive from Melbourne. Because of its natural appeal, the lake Catani is the perfect picnic destination to enjoy with your family. The surrounding activities include abseiling, rock climbing, caving, gliding, bushwalking, guided tours of the impressive old Chalet, swimming, canoeing or fishing, not to mention getting to know your fellow campers, who are fairly spread out thanks to the big, largely uncleared grounds.

Best Apps to Download while Travelling Melbourne Australia

May 22, 2019 / 1663 / Travel Guide

Cheaper Car Rentals specialises in car rental and car hire across Melbourne. Our fleet consists of a current model, late model and older model cars so you can rent a car to suit your budget. We are committed to making your road-trip journey more convenient and peaceful. But have you thought about what could help in other circumstances when you’re on the road? There are lots of easy to travel apps are available that make touring much more manageable. These type of apps are available free to use and easily accessible in iTunes App stores and Google Play. For professional or seasonal travellers, these types of apps are beneficial.

Check out some of the famous and resourceful apps for your next road-trip to Melbourne Australia.

Waze: Waze is one of the best GPS navigation apps that helps to get the best route, every day, with real-time bits of help from others community driver members. There are so many GPS-enabled navigation apps are available, but Waze helps to make your road-trip more convenient & bring it a new level of social connectivity. The main reason for the popularity of Waze is, it gives your real-time update on what’s happening on the road. It provides you update about traffic, any on-going construction work, police, crashes to saves your time from bad experiences.

Fuel Map Australia: Either you are resident of Australia or planning a Melbourne road-trip, Fuel Map Australia is the fantastic app for all. The developers of WikiCamps have provided an excellent app that is very useful for travellers or drivers of transport industry as they drive around Australia. Fuel Map is a crowd-sourced database of petrol stations and fuel prices from all across Australia. It is like community-based apps that allow adding current fuel prices which are shared with others Fuel map users. Its also provides the functionality to keep a log of fuel purchases and tracks your fuel economy.

BeachSafe: On this weekend, if you are taking a road trip up the coast and looking for a right beach for you then finding the best beach is kid’s game now. This app helps travellers to provide complete information about location, facilities, weather, conditions and lifesaving services for all the Australian beaches to find the right shore. Beachsafe also offers in-depth knowledge about beaches and expert’s advice about flags and signs, waves, rip currents, marine creatures, surf skills and more.

Australian Red Cross – First Aid: While travelling Red cross – First aid apps should be the must-have app to make your road-trip more relax and safe. It is a simple, free to use app that can save a life in an emergency or critical situation. The official Australian Red Cross First Aid app gives you convenient access to instant information that required to handle first aid emergencies. In a simple mean, we can say that FirstAid is an easy to use, interactive app that provides step by step advice to handle any first aid situation.

Trip Advisor: Any road-trip destination is incomplete without using Trip Advisor app. It is one of the most trustworthy apps that share real & genuine people’s experiences about any picnic spot or holiday accommodations. It is also a simple and straightforward solution to booking accommodation, checking out places to go and reviewing the best things to do in cities around the world. With lots of features like Location’s images, detailed content and user’s personal experiences make Trip Advisor must have an app on mobile. The app is available for free to download on Apple or Android.

Zomato: Zomato helps travellers to provide the facility to highlight available deals in nearby locations, browse the restaurant’s menu, photos, reviews of users about any food places and ratings to decide where you want to eat and use the map features to guide. This is a common platform for users and restaurant owner to provide and use services. Restaurant’s owners can create their restaurant’s profile, add menu, images and additional information to attract the user to make their decision. It helps to users by providing table booking functionality.

Rental Cars Driving Tips in Melbourne

May 22, 2019 / 1091 / Travel Guide
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After Sydney, Australia’s second biggest city is Melbourne that offers its visitors memorable and superb experience. This city has a lot to explore and car rentals services in Melbourne is a great way to explore the city and nearby areas without having to rely on public transport.

After Sydney, Australia’s second biggest city is Melbourne that offers its visitors memorable and superb experience. This city has a lot to explore and car rentals services in Melbourne is a great way to explore the city and nearby areas without having to rely on public transport. With rental cars, city is perfect to explore the major attractions scattered around the region.

As like new city, you need to understand and take care of several things before to set off behind the wheel. Here we are sharing some of the driving tips to ensure safe drive in Melbourne and protect yourself from any unexpected surprises once you hit the road.

Trams in Melbourne:


It feels similar to drive in Melbourne as like other cities in Australia but there is one thing which makes a bit difference that’s Trams. While rental car driving in Melbourne, always keep an eye out for trams. Trams are very common and popular public transport in Central Melbourne, and drivers must give way to them. Melbourne has the world’s 3rd largest trams network. It is illegal in Melbourne to overtake a tram to their left. As a Car driver, you always need to ensure that the tram isn’t about to stop and let people out.

Toll Roads in Melbourne:


While driving in Melbourne, chances are very high to come across the toll roads. The chances of toll roads are very high, if you are driving around the city and to the airport. Number of toll roads operate in Melbourne including M3, Southern Link, Tullamarine Freeway and Batman Avenue. If you are unaware with these system then there are many car rental companies will have system in place to deal with the tolls. These tolls deduct payment automatically via an electronic tag attached with rental car. So, read the car rental policy before head out.

Driving Rules of Melbourne Roads:


As per Victoria Roads Rules, While driving use of mobile phones are not allowed. Always keep in mind to be in a left hand side of the road in Australia. Familiarise yourself with a hook turn. This is a unique turn in Melbourne where trams are also crossing an intersection. Signs will indicate that you need to turn right from the left hand lane.



While returning your car to the car rental service provider, you must ensure that you fill the fuel tank full. If you return the car without a full tank, car rental company will ask you for additional charges.

Best Travelling Destinations of Australia in Winter

May 22, 2019 / 1540 / Travel Guide

Winter in Australia lasts from June to August month for most of the country. Australian snowfields offer a adventures experience for skiers and boarders looking for fresh snow with a beautiful bushland backdrop. With the variations of winter seasons in the south and warm weather in the north, there are more local activities for your upcoming winter escape.

Some of the famous winter destinations nearby Melbourne are:

Mount Buller: Mount Buller is a town located in the shire of Mansfield in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria. The distance of Mount Buller from east of Melbourne is around 208 KM on the slopes of Mount Buller. Mount Buller is the most accessible large snow resort in Australia and the closest large resort to Melbourne, Tullamarine airport.

Mt Buller has largest lift network of 22 lifts in Victoria. The resort features a world-class ski and snowboard facilities. There are lots of activities for everyone to try at Mt Buller to try everything from tobogganing to fine dining, snowshoeing to spa treatments and so much more.

Mount Hotham: Mount Hotham is another popular winter destination nearby Melbourne which is around 375 KM far from the Melbourne city. Mt Hotham is famous for its high annual snowfall and challenging runs including the notoriously difficult ‘Mary’s Slide’. With a lot of beginner territory, magnificent snow play exercises, amazing facilities and incredible off-snow amusement, it is additionally a unique destination for less adventurous snow tourists.

Falls Creek: If you have no intentions of hitting a slope you will enjoy Falls Creek. Falls Creek winter destination is popular for having the best spread of learner to cutting edge runs, which imply that as you advance with you ski/boarding abilities, there’s a new part of the mountain for you to explore, including landscape parks for all levels. Falls Creek is just 4 and half hour far from Melbourne city. It is one of the busiest tourist destinations in the winter period and is the second largest winter destination with resorts and travelling people.

Mount Baw Baw: Mt Baw Baw is the closest downhill ski resort to Melbourne, and is only a short 2.5-hour drive from the city. One of the popular winter destination nearby Melbourne I.e. Mt Baw Baw is situated in at the Southern end of the Victorian Alps, with the route from Melbourne taking in the beautiful towns of West Gippsland. This winter spot is best for having lots of fun on the snow and a safe and affordable snow experience.

Mt Baw Baw is a perfect ski destination for beginners to advanced skiers & snowboarders. It offers 5 hectares of downhill territory, seven lifts, 10km of cross-country ski trails, three snow play areas and unlimited terrain amongst the snow gums to explore.

Mount Buffalo: In the winter season, Mount Buffalo National Park is an excellent location for winter adventures and family fun. This place is situated 330 km away from the Melbourne city. This alpine region has smaller ski areas and the best place to consider for short winter break.

If you’re thinking to plan some winter destination travel in Australia for 2018, don’t forget to take plenty of warm clothing; Do your research to see if any unique festivals are coming. Above all, don’t be tempted to cut corners when it comes to affordable car rental fees and your winter driving safety! Let us help you plan the trip of a lifetime with our car rental deals around Melbourne! We’re here to help you create a driving itinerary that is tailored to your needs. Book your next rental car with us online.

Car Rentals for Under 25 Years

May 22, 2019 / 2590 / Travel Guide
Car Rentals

As a local Car Rental Service Company in Melbourne, some of the most common queries we hear “Can I rent a car if I am under 25 years? Or “How old must I be to rent a car?” or “ What is a minimum age for car hire? At Cheaper Car Rentals, the answer is, “A person with an age of 21 years and more and have a minimum of two years of experience is eligible to hire a car”.

If you are planning to have a road-trip around Melbourne, Victoria and you are under 25, then no need to worry. Cheaper Car Rentals can be considered as an ideal car hire solution for International and Domestic travellers looking for friendly and transparent Car Rental Services in Melbourne.

Car Hire in Melbourne makes road-trip easy and comfortable to get around while on vacation. But there are few things need to understand while renting a car under 25.

1) What are the requirements for Hire a Car?

All drivers must need a valid driver’s licence. A current acceptable overseas, the Australian or International licence is required from all drivers. Translation documents must be provided where a driver’s licence is not in English. We are happy to rent to a holder of a provisional licence that meets our age requirements and has at least two years driving experience.

2) Is there an additional under 25 rental fee?

Yes, a surcharge of $16.60 per day applies for under 25 drivers.

3) When I rent a car do I have to purchase additional insurance?

At Cheaper Car Rentals no additional insurance is required for your car rental if you are under 25. Vehicle insurance is included on all cars available for rentals and varies depending on whether you are involved in a multi-vehicle accident or a single vehicle accident. Check the terms and conditions that apply to a rental before proceeding with a booking.

4) Think about going local: Instead of going with a large national or international rental company, you may find better rates for young drivers from local car rental service provider.

Top 3 Victorian Road Trips for Perfect Summer Getaway

May 22, 2019 / 1593 / Travel Guide

Unwind from the hectic and stressful routine and head on a road trip to explore Victoria.

Thanks to a stunning landscape blessed with some of the most picturesque beaches, impressive rock formations, peaceful rainforests and beautiful countryside, Victoria offers memorable the most amazing road tripping experience.

And since, the summer holidays are here, we have listed down the top 3 destinations that will provide a perfect summer getaway:

Philip Islands

Philip Island

It won’t be an exaggeration to call this place a nature lover’s paradise! Just a couple of hours drive away from Melbourne, Phillip Islands is unique in many ways. It is a home to the world’s smallest penguins and you can watch these cute little penguins walking on the beach each evening. Take a wildlife coast cruise to spot whales, seals and dolphins in their natural habitats. And not to forget, walk through the Koala Sanctuary on the raised boardwalks where you closely watch the cute koalas.

Mornington Peninsula

Morning Peninsula

If you are looking for a tranquil weekend break to relax and rejuvenate, Mornington Peninsula is just the perfect destination. It takes just 90 minutes drive from Melbourne get to the gorgeous and peaceful Mornington Peninsula. It has some of the most beautiful and quiet beaches, where you can take a stroll and reconnect with yourself. And, if you are a wine-lover you can taste the best quality wine at some of the popular boutique wineries.

Don’t forget to visit the The Peninsular Hot Springs, Victoria’s first hot spring resort. With over 20 outdoor plunge pools and bathing experiences, you can enjoy the Japanese onsen right here in Australia!

Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road

The list incomplete without mentioning the Great Ocean Road! One of the iconic destinations in the world, Great Ocean Road offer the one most scenic coastal drives. It’s something that you should not miss on your trip to Australia!  This 243 km long famous highway offers so much – You can capture the scenic golden bays in your camera, see the majestic natural rock formations and numerous spectacular views at every turn!

Don’t forget to stop by the 12 Apostles – the striking natural rock formations. Moreover, the adventurous souls can climb or zip-line the Ottway Fly Tree Top Walk, the longest and tallest treetop canopy walk.

It is always better to drive down the road in a rented a car. You can easily rent a car in Melbourne and discover the best attractions of Victoria.

The Best Places to Travel This New Year

May 22, 2019 / 2433 / Travel Guide

Kickstart the new year with a well- deserved a holiday in one of these hot travel destinations around Australia. Are you planning for a post-New year celebration travel break?

In January- February, people are still running on the post-Christmas holiday break and the school holidays are at the end. So it is the best time to plan a new year’s first travel with the family or friends. Plus, there’s Australia Day public holiday comes at the end of the month so you can plan a long weekend holiday.

Are you feeling inspired for planning the trip? Here’s are our hit picks for January destinations that will help you enjoy your family time together.

Bay of Islands

Great Ocean Road

Bay of Islands is 32 kilometres (20 miles) long coastal reserve located in Victoria. It has gorgeous ocean views, cliffs and rock stacks. For those that love beaches and water activities, it’s paradise to explore. Why don’t you and your friends plan a road-trip to great ocean road and visit this Bay of Islands?

Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain is one of Australia’s most massive monoliths that is reputed to be one-and-a-half times the size of Uluru. Be fascinated by the one million hectares (3861 square miles) of tall green forests, sandstone cliffs, canyons and waterfalls that make up the magnificent pine mountains. Don’t believe us? You can see for yourself!

Squeaky Beach

Squeaky Beach

If you like us who enjoys the feel of sand between your toes, then maybe you also want the sound of it too. The rounded grains of quartz make a squeaking sound when you walk in the white, dry sand at Squeaky Beach. If you’re an animal lover, is one of the best places in Australia to spot wombats in the wild.

Mira Mira, Victoria

Mira Mira Victoria

Do you always dream of living in fantasy land? Well, Mira Mira is the spot where that dream could become a reality. Mira Mira is home to a collection of self-contained, two bedroom fantasy retreats where guests have an opportunity to “Live in Art”.

Hit The Road With These Amazing Places

Another charm of Melbourne for tourists is that there are so many amazing places to see around that are only a short drive outside of the city centre. So if you’re planning a trip for more than a weekend, make sure you take a day trip or two. No matter whether you enjoy adventure hikes, discovering vineyards, wildlife encounters, or relaxing at some of Victoria’s fabulous beaches, you will get everything all at once.

The most popular destinations around Melbourne are:

Drive to the Mornington Peninsula (where you can explore guided wine tours, visit the hot springs or getaway ),

Visit the famous little penguin paradise – Phillip Island

Phillip Island

The Yarra Valley (for a wine tour)

Yarra Valley

Plan a road trip to the great ocean road where you can visit the famous twelve apostles, the Grampians and Wilsons Promontory.

great ocean road

Each of these places is stunning, and whichever one you choose you can’t go wrong.

Take out a rental car from us so you can easily drive to the many tourist destinations around Melbourne. Contact us today and we will ready to provide you affordable car rental deals.

Road Trip Snacks Guide

May 22, 2019 / 987 / Travel Guide
family road trip snacks

Top Do’s And Top Don’ts While You Hit The Road on Melbourne

With any road trip comes snacking. Lots of snacking.

As the holidays are approaching,  road trips will be on the list of your travel plans. Whether it’s just a small road trip with your friends around Melbourne, or you are driving your car on your way to grandma’s home,  a long journey on The Great Ocean Road, you’re inevitably going to need a backseat full of road trip snacks.

Road Trip Snacks Guide

And, unfortunately, good road trip snacks aren’t the first thing you’re thinking about when you’re planning for your trip around Melbourne—likely, they’re one of the last things you do before heading off.

But this season, we can all aim to do better and plan to make sure you’ve packed the best road trip snacks possible for your Melbourne road trip journey.

Thankfully, Cheaper Car Rentals is here to guide you in selecting the right kind of snacks for your trip around Melbourne.

As a leading car rental company, we know what to pack and what not to carry while you hit the road.  Let’s read on some dos and don’ts to follow while packing snacks, and of course, the best road trip snacks to buy on the go.

Read on for your road trip food craving and survival guide:


Pack individually portioned treats into an individual zip-lock baggies. It will make things easier for everyone to pack the bags. Buy some cooler bags for the things that should be kept chilled like cheese, fruits, cold drinks and more. Your other pantry bag can be filled with cookies, crackers, etc. Holding this two separate bags make sure that the dry pantry foods don’t get soggy from condensation or spills.

Focus on packing dry foods such as dry almonds, dry nuts, cashews and more. Sometimes it’s a good idea to eat clean like health gurus and stick to the fruits like bananas, apples, and oranges.

Pack food in mason jars. Just fill up a mason jar that easily fits into a cup holder so the person at the wheel (or the trusty, hungry driver) can snack along too.


Don’t carry anything that could melt or spoil your vehicle. Instead of bringing a chicken salad or milk for the kids, plan to make stops to nearby grocery stores along the way. And while everyone loves chocolate, but it melts quicker than you’d think—to keep it to an on the go treat unless you want to deal with a sticky mess in your backseat.

Don’t bring foods that need utensils to make or even eat. Avoid a last-minute lunch meltdown when you realised you forgot to pack forks or spoons and try to eat everything by hand and bite-sized.

Healthy Road Trip Snacks to Make At Home

If you are trying to stay away from processed foods, then load up your cooler with the homemade healthy road trip snacks mentioned below.

  1. Banana-Walnut Muffins
  2. Baked Cookies
  3. Pizza Pretzel Nuggets
  4. Cookies and Cream Crispy Treats
  5. Honey Mustard Snack Mix
  6. Nutty Superfood Breakfast Bites
  7. No-Bake Lemon-Chia Bars

Best Road Trip Snacks to Buy From The Grocery Stores

If you are a person with a “There’s No Way I Can Get Snacks in Order Before I Leave” thinking, then no worries at all! We suggest you plenty of delicious and healthy options to buy from the gas station shops or nearby grocery stores.

Pick a couple of options for your road-trip from our list.

  1. Oreos
  2. Nuts
  3. Water
  4. Granola or nut bars
  5. Grapes
  6. Cheese and crackers
  7. Popcorn
  8. Carrot sticks
  9. Popcorn, greek yoghurt
  10. Hummus and bell peppers strips
  11. pack of multi-grain slices of bread

No matter what you pack for your road trip, with our affordable car rental packages, we are here to provide a pleasurable road trip experience in Melbourne.

Have Your Rental Car Delivered to Your Home

December 20, 2016 / 3280 / Travel Guide

Cheaper Car Rentals has started a Rental Car Delivery Service, a unique offering where your rental car comes to you, rather than you going to it.

In 1981, when we started the business, Melbourne was a smaller city than it is now. There were less suburbs, the number of cars on the street was far less, and finding a parking spot was easier. Melbourne’s population was 2.8 Million people.

Fast-forward to 2015, the things are exactly opposite. Melbourne’s population is now 4.4 million people. There are more than 100 suburbs, the streets are full of cars, and parking is not easy. We have become more reliant on cars as our suburban sprawl has grown so being without one can be very debilitating.

Although a rental car can easily be booked over the phone, the internet or from a mobile app, this is not the case when it comes to picking up that car. Not everybody stays on a public transport route or has someone that can give them a lift to where they need to be.

Cheaper Car Rentals has started a Rental Car Delivery Service, a unique offering where your rental car comes to you, rather than you going to it. Sounds amazing doesn’t it? It is as amazing as it sounds. In fact, we are one of the only car rental companies in Melbourne that deliver your rental car to you, across the Melbourne metropolitan region. From Craigieburn to Frankston or from Melton to Pakenham, we have you covered.

How does Rental Car Delivery Service works?

  • You select rental car delivery service as your location online at least 24 hours prior to the pick-up time and confirm your location.
  • We will send you a confirmation email and deduct bond charges from your credit card.
  • We will let you know the estimated arrival time as soon as we are enroute.
  • We deliver the rental car to your chosen location and complete the paperwork
  • We collect the car when your rental is completed.

Who can take advantage of this service?

  • Anybody who is ready to rent a car for at least 3 days and is over 21
  • Anyone with a valid driving license.
  • The address on your license and of your location is the same. Otherwise, have proof of address ready.
  • The credit card holder is present at the time of signing the contract.
  • Your location falls within Melbourne Metropolitan Region.

When is the service available?

The service is available from Monday to Friday, anywhere between 9am to 3pm for just $39.

I need more information. How can I book?

For any further information, or to book a rental car with us, feel free to contact us on 03 8393 1891

Melbourne’s Top Weekend Getaway Places

November 15, 2016 / 915 / Travel Guide

Here are the Melbourne’s Top Weekend Getaway Places.

Melbourne is one of Australia’s most entertaining and cultural cities – with its winding alleys, hidden bars, numerous theatres, restaurants and cafes. Every year thousands of tourists visit the natural beauty of Melbourne and enjoy their sightseeing activities starting from the heart of the city.

Melbourne’s ideal positioning puts it within close proximity to many alluring Victorian destinations, all perfectly suited for a weekend escape.

Wilson’s Promontory National Park

The beauty of Wilson’s Promontory is enormous. Well-known for its superb view, the 50,000-hectare Wilson’s Promontory National Park highlights eminent and tranquil beaches, rainforests and mountains in the country. With cool fern gullies, magnificent scenery, enormous rock formations, spectacular walks and its heavenly natural life, Wilson’s Promontory is amazingly one of the best weekend getaways in the country. In this park, you can indulge in the scenic walking trails and camp outdoors in tents. There are also a few lodges set amidst the lush green valleys and the pristine rivers, thus conveying the best of nature to you.

Hepburn Springs

The small town of Hepburn Springs is situated within a region that contains Australia’s biggest concentration of natural mineral springs. The design of the town is emphatically influenced by the Swiss and the Italians who were prominent settlers in the region.  Hepburn Springs offers an attractive and scenic destination for guests, surrounded by dense forests, valleys, and a large number of mineral springs. The resort town has luxurious spas, which utilise the mineral water from the springs for many well-being treatments and hydrotherapy techniques. Hepburn can be considered as a luxurious and healthy getaway in Melbourne for a picnic.


Combined with its lovely mountain view, forests, gardens and lakes, Daylesford has become one of the Melbourne’s best getaways for holidays, day trips and wellbeing as well.  Located 10-minutes away from Hepburn Springs, Daylesford offers exciting views of nature, a chance to go kayaking on Jubilee Lake and lots of shopping opportunity as well. An ideal place to unwind, Daylesford also gives you a chance to enjoy the best of natural therapies and massages.

Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley is just a short distance away from Melbourne and is a perfect spot for wine lovers and foodies alike. Tourists in the Yarra Valley get a chance to taste the best wines from around the country. If wine isn’t your thing, the place also offers chocolate tasting visits. Yarra Valley is a great place to enjoy gourmet delights.  In the Yarra Valley, there is a place called the TarraWarra Museum, which has exclusive collections of Australian art from mid-20th century and at Healesville town, shopaholics can find multiple opportunities to buy beautiful souvenirs or visit wildlife sanctuary.


Around an hour’s drive from Melbourne Airport is Victoria’s second biggest city, Geelong. The most mainstream spot in Geelong is the Geelong Waterfront that offers grand walks, a vast play area, tasteful eateries and ancient milestones.

For more information visit Cheaper Car Rentals or Call on 03 8560 3290 (Ormond), 03 8393 1891 (Melbourne CBD), 03 8393 1892 (Melbourne Airport), 03 9571 7696 (Carnegie), 03 9336 3260 (Keilor).

Visiting Melbourne? Here are the exciting things to do!

September 20, 2016 / 959 / Travel Guide

Here are the things to do in Melbourne in spring along with the carnivals and fairs happening in the month of September and October 2016. Don’t miss out these festivals.

If you are thinking of travelling to Melbourne, Australia this spring, don’t think twice as the country is most beautiful in this season. Melbourne is dressed up in colours of nature in spring and the clear skies and cheery temperature set a perfect ambience to be out and explore the beauty.

There are so many things you can do in Melbourne this spring like getting close to nature by exploring the Melbourne Zoo, located at the heart of the city, where you will find, orang-utan, Australian pelican, giant tortoise, cotton top tamarind, kangaroos, baboons and many more exciting animals. You can also consider visiting Werribee Zoo which offers FREE safari tours to some classical grasslands fauna. The last option on the list is HealesvilleSanctuary, where the wildlife enthusiasts can have close encounters with their favourite mammals like Koala, Red Kangaroo, Platypus, Cockatoos andothers. You can go to their official websites and look for the tickets, times and other additional activities that these Zoos offer.

Visiting Victoria and not going to the Royal Botanic Garden is like missing the opportunity to see the rarest varieties of flora and in spring the landscape is just a splendour to see. Another exciting reason to visit the garden is the “Rare Plant Fair” on 22-23 October 2016, which will showcase rare plants, climbers, succulents, shrubs and trees. You can take them home and plant them in your yard and let neighbours envy your rare plant grandeur.

If you are sporty and love adventure you can go hiking or golf playing as the temperature is moderate and pleasant for walking down the trail and playing out in the open.

We have saved the best for last, the Spring Racing Carnival, a field where fashion and fine champagne are gathered to witness the festival of the year. It starts in Septemberand will of course include the race that stops a nation, the Melbourne Cup on the 1st of November. You don’t want to miss this!

Travel Easy

Getting around from one place to another can be quite cumbersome in Melbourne. This is why, it is highly recommended to rent a car as per your needs. Cheaper Car Rentals the ace car rental company in Victoria offers you cars that fit your requirements. Go online and use our easy to book website and choose a convenient pick and drop facility. Whether you just want cheap car rental or are looking for a new car to rent to splurge your raceday winnings on, check out our online car rental discounts.

For more information visit or Call on 03 8560 3290 (Ormond), 03 8393 1891 (Melbourne CBD), 03 8393 1892 (Melbourne Airport), 03 9571 7696 (Carnegie), 03 9336 3260 (Keilor).

Baby Seat And Booster Restraints

April 9, 2016 / 1075 / Travel Guide

Vicroads Government has made it necessary to have a safety child restraints in the car whenever there is a baby in the car.

For safety purposes, the Victorian Government have made it mandatory to use child seats or booster seats when there is a baby or young child in the car. There are various types of seats available for children of different age groups. It is important to use the right type of child restraints depending on your baby’s size and age. The seats should be properly adjusted and fastened to ensure a safe ride for the child.

Child Restraints in Car Rental

Infants up to the age of six months must be made seated in a rearward facing seat. Children ageing from six months to four years can use either a rear or forward facing child seat that has restraints with extra straps for protection.

However, children over four years and under seven years could use forward facing baby restraints or a booster seat. The type of child restraints also depends on the child’s size.

Cheaper Car Rentals offers tested and approved child seats with added harness. Daily rates starts at $7.70 and are capped at $49 per rental. The seats we have in our cars are convertible and can be used as rearward or forward facing baby seats.

Booster Seats

As the baby grows the child seat no longer fits. This is when booster seats are used so the child is comfortable and safe in the back seat. Daily rates start at $7.70 per booster seat and are capped at $49 per rental.

Hatchbacks and other small size cars are not recommended while you are travelling with a baby. Larger cars give the required space for the luggage and the baby seat.

Before driving away in your rental car please check if the seat is correctly fitted or not. In order to ensure the child’s safety, visit the Vicroads website to know more about which seat is more appropriate for your baby.

Rent a Car – Travel in Style

February 24, 2016 / 1132 / Travel Guide

Got a long weekend ahead, the place is also decided but still hooked at the pros and cons of different modes of transportation?

You must be already aware about how expensive flights could be and how exhausting train and other public transports are. But there’s a way where you can travel in style and comfort – Rent a Car.

Renting a car has many advantages over taking your own vehicle for holidays. The ease and no fuss services of such companies have created a huge need for car rentals.

This read will help you to decide, how you should travel to your favourite place on the weekends. After all, it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.

Happy Holidays

Rented Car lets you enjoy your drive to your destination, you do not have to worry about your car’s wear and tear, its maintenance, repair cost etc. Also, these car rental companies let you choose your own type of ride.

Traffic Hassles

Owning a vehicle in the most urbanised cities of the world can be problematic. Many people prefer public travel or cabs because of all the traffic annoyance they go through when they take their personal vehicles to places. Renting a car will deliver the car at your doorstep when you need it meaning owning a car is now optional.

Repair Cost and Registration

Owning a car means registering, repairing and servicing it. When taking your personal vehicle for a drive you would always have a concern about your car repair cost, the gas cost, tyre replacement etc. The rental companies are responsible for all these expenses and if a car breaks down while you are using it, it is either repaired or replaced with another one.

When Comfort is Priority

Car rental companies are now a booming industry with lots of competition, everyone is offering their unique customer services to woo customers. So why take your personal car when you get a personalised car suiting your needs along with effective customer services to pamper you.

Vehicle for Every Occasion

Not just for holidays or family, car rental companies offer cars to suit every need of their customers. You can even hire a car when going for a business trip or adventure trip with your group of friends.

Don’t Get Lost

When you don’t get lost, you save time and go with the plan. Car rental companies also facilitate navigation with a GPS and maps, this way it is easier to reach your holiday spot without wasting time looking for the right way.

Pros and cons go hand in hand. Everything is bound to have two aspects, so is the case with Car Rental Services. But you know you got the right deal when pros outgrow cons. I would still like to note down few pros of public transportation, but I am sure you will not be much convinced about it when going for a leisure trip.

Choosing public transportation over a rented car has a few benefits, like it could save additional costs of repair services, gas etc. and you do contribute to the environment when you use the basic public transportation or bicycle.

But I am sure holidays have to be a stress free travel hence, rent a car – travel in style.

Welcome to Cheaper Car Rentals

December 5, 2015 / 1575 / Travel Guide

If you’re going on holiday over the upcoming holiday season, why not hire in advance with Cheaper Car Rentals.

Get a great deal on car rentals and hires this Christmas!

This Christmas by booking early, you can experience some awesome rates at all of our locations.

If you’re going on holiday over the upcoming holiday season, why not hire in advance with Cheaper Car Rentals.

We have just kick started bookings for the holiday season’s car rentals and the response is huge so far. Our booking slots are filling fast and it’ll be earlier than expect ed that we’ll run out of slots and have to close the bookings. So rush to any of our locations and book a rental car that suits your need. It is much better to book earlier then to end up with whatever available at the last moment—the time when the bookings are running short. In addition, you can book a rental car online through our user-friendly booking portal.

Booking online is as simple as selecting the Pickup Location, Pickup Date, Pickup Time, Return Location, Return Date, Return Time, Vehicle Type, and Age of Youngest Driver. On proceeding, you’ll be provided with the list of cars available for rental along with the estimated rate. Remember we often have discounted rates online so always check there first. From there, you can select a car based on your requirements.

Moreover, if you book early, you have more chance of getting the car you desire. Larger specialty vehicles such as 8 Seaters are always in high demand over peak seasons so book early if you are heading out with the family in tow this Christmas.  The earlier you book, the better the chances of you getting yourself a car that fits your requirements and your budget.

Book Early and Get a Christmas cracker from Cheaper Car Rental!

Our locations:

Melbourne CBD

110 A’beckett St,
Melbourne, 3000.
Ph: 03 8393 1891

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)

70 -90 Garden Dve,
Tullamarine, 3043.
Ph: 03 8393 1892
Pickup/Drop offs: 24/7
Pre-booked vehicles only


964 Dandenong Road,
Carnegie, 3163.
Ph: 9571 7696

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sun: closed

Closed December 24th to January 3rd


Factory 2, 25 Keilor Park Dve,
Keilor Park, VIC 3042
Ph: 03 9336 3260

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Closed December 24th to January 3rd

Happy Holidays

Cheaper Car Rentals

Why booking a rental car upfront is better than renting an airport taxi

July 1, 2015 / 1090 / Travel Guide

Do you often have to wait long hours when going home from the airport after a long flight?

Do you often have to wait long hours when going home from the airport after a long flight? Nobody likes to stand in lines waiting for a taxi after a tiresome flight, especially in peak hours when the queue is long and it takes around an hour to get a cab. Have you considered booking a rental car upfront with Cheaper Car Rentals instead of taking a taxi?

Here are some advantages:

1. Car waits for you, not you for the car

You are picked up by minibus and taken to our Tullamarine depot, 5 minutes from Melbourne Airport. Your rental car is waiting for your arrival so you can drive home in your comfortable rented car while others wait in the queue for their turn to hail a taxi.

2. Choose your favourite car

Whether you’re a SUV guy, someone who likes a sedan or you need an 8 seater, you can book any of them and drive you home with ease. When was the last time you went home from the airport in your favourite car?

3. Travelling in groups and customisation

In addition, if you’re flying with a group, then renting cars in bulk is much easier up front. Further, rental cars upfront, unlike on arrival bookings can be customised with things like child seats or GPS.

4. No Price Difference

In addition to getting the car of your choice, with an upfront rental car you have price flexibility too. Otherwise, if you rent at the airport, due to the lack of options, you have to settle with whatever the cost you are offered.

Pre-booking a rental car online usually means a discounted rate.

Renting a car in unfamiliar places

You know inside out about how to hail a taxi in your city. What about when you’re in another city, and you don’t know the regulations there? Renting cars, especially abroad is a risky business. You don’t know anything about your driver and this can cause anxiety about feeling safe. Thus, upfront rental cars come in handy in such situations.

Car Rental or Taxi? Which is better?

May 14, 2015 / 1630 / Travel Guide

When you travel, a world of experiences is there for the taking. If you are on holidays or taking an extended travel adventure it is the journey, not the destination that can often be the most fun.

When you travel, a world of experiences is there for the taking. If you are on holidays or taking an extended travel adventure it is the journey, not the destination that can often be the most fun. If you are travelling for business, then it is often about trying to fit too much into one day. Different types of travellers have different needs. Some prefer the freedom of having a rental car at their disposal while others prefer to hire a taxi during the course of their journey.

What to do?

Hailing a taxi spares you from the stress of driving a car, particularly in a city you are not familiar with. Driving in peak hour in a strange city is usually not fun. There is also the big plus of not having to worry about parking. In some cities, taxi travel is cheap and a much more convenient option, particularly if you are just there for a couple of days. Some cities on the other hand, the cost of the taxi from the airport to your hotel is more than you would pay for a rental car for the day. In Melbourne for example, a taxi fare from the Airport to the city costs around $55 AUD including your tolls. This is still good value if you are just going into town for a couple of meetings and do not need a car during the day.

Renting a car, on the other hand, gives you the freedom to travel wherever and whenever you like. There is no waiting around for a taxi to arrive which can be a very long time in peak periods. You also get the benefit of having somewhere to store luggage instead of dragging it with you everywhere you go. If you find yourself with a few hours to spare, then having a rental car allows you to explore some places a bit further afield that you may not see if you are on foot and relying on taxis or public transport.

When it comes to cost, rental cars can be a cheaper option if you have a few places to travel in a short time. Using our previous example, a return trip from the airport to the city in Melbourne is around $110. If you use a taxi during the day, then the amount spent can easily reach $200. A one day rental from an independent car rental company will cost a lot less. Of course, if you have to pay for parking or if you get a parking fine, then a rental car may not be that cheap.

How to book?

Just like rental cars, taxis can also be pre-booked. Both Taxis and rental cars can easily be booked using a phone, computer, or a mobile. Finding a taxi or a rental car agency is not difficult in Melbourne. There are several taxi ranks in every major location of the city. Most of the taxi service providers provide home pickup services too.

There are also many rental cars provider in Melbourne. Most of them can be contacted or booked without visiting them physically. However, you will need a valid credit card and deposit a security amount before starting the journey.


There is no right or wrong answer here. Taxis are convenient if you are just in Melbourne for business and do not need a car during the day or if you do not want the stress of driving. For those going to a remote place, and want complete freedom, rental cars are the best option.

How Does a Car Rental Work?

April 27, 2015 / 1029 / Travel Guide

A system in which an agency or an individual offers a variety of cars for rent is known as car rental and the services is known as car rental services.

What are car rental services?

A system in which an agency or an individual offers a variety of cars for rent is known as car rental and the services is known as car rental services.

Generally, a car rental service is used by people who don’t have their car with them and need a car in the time being. People who are on vacation or have their vehicle on service generally use car rental services.

The Process of Renting a Car

What if you’re in same situation and want to hire a car? Here is the process of car renting:

Make a Reservation

Walk-in to a car rental agency is a good idea and mostly works. However, sometimes, especially during holiday season, agencies run out of cars for rent. You can always walk-in though sometimes it’s better to make a prior reservation. A reservation can be made phone or the website of most rental agencies.

Talk to the front desk agent:

The agent will ask you to verify the reservation and for two-piece of documents: a valid Driver’s License and a Credit Card. Be prepared to have a second piece of Id with your address on it.

Review the Rental Agreement

Upon validating the Driver’s License and Credit Card, the agent will provide with a rental agreement which you should read carefully before signing. Some of the things you should give special attention to include:

  • Number of kilometres allowed per day
  • Grace Periods
  • Credit Card usage terms
  • Any additional fees
  • Late fees, if any

Check the insurance excess

Check the validity of insurance, policy and terms and conditions before signing the contract. Many car agencies offer added layer of insurance over the normal insurance when renting a vehicle from them. The added insurance may come with hefty charges but if you’re an inexperienced driver or are not familiar with the local road rules consider the added layer of insurance.

Check the Vehicle

Review the car, inside out. Look for any sign of damages, performance, clutch and brakes if something is not working properly, inform the agency immediately. If you miss any of these, you might be held responsible for them.

Return the vehicle

Return the car with the same amount of fuel as when it left. The attendants at the agency expect the car to be in the same condition as at the time of renting. So make sure it is if you don’t want the additional charges. Always be honest if you have caused damage to the vehicle as this will allow you to deal with the situation quickly on the day.                                                                                                                                                                         

Inspecting your Rental Vehicle – What to look for?

April 7, 2015 / 1125 / Travel Guide

When you enter into a car rental agreement you are signing a contract that will make you liable for payment when a car is damaged. Whenever you are renting a car you should definitely inspect the car thoroughly.

When you enter into a car rental agreement you are signing a contract that will make you liable for payment when a car is damaged. Whenever you are renting a car you should definitely inspect the car thoroughly. Most reputable rental companies will provide you with a damage report to fill in. If a rental company does not provide this, you should be very cautious about renting from them.  So what should you mark on your damage report? We hope the following list is of assistance.

 The Exterior:

Check for dents and scratches and mark them in the corresponding area of your damage report. Good practice is to circle the area on the damage report where there is a dent, place an ‘X’ where there are stone chips and scratches and use lines to indicate long marks or scratches. It is also good practice to put notes on the damage report explaining what you have marked. It also helps to take a video or photos of what you find and if you do this try and get a shot that shows the position on the car, not just a close up of the damage. Be thorough with your inspection and ask questions of a company representative if you are not sure what fair wear and tear is.

A good tip is to check for even panel gaps all the way around the vehicle. Uneven panel gaps are a sign of a vehicle that has had accident damage and may be in need of further repair. If a rental vehicle has had a temporary repair, be sure that you have photographic evidence of how the vehicle was given to you in case something goes wrong.

The Windscreen:

It is important to check the windscreen carefully. Most rental companies deem small stone chips as fair wear and tear. Larger chips and cracks are not fair wear and tear if they breach roadworthy guidelines and hence need to be repaired so are at the renter’s expense. Always make sure you mark any windscreen chips on the damage report using and ‘X’.

The Interior:

Sometimes you might come across damaged interiors in rental cars.  If there is no room on the damage report to mark this, then writing a comment about the interior damage is acceptable. You may want to note things like rips and tears and stains so that you avoid cleaning fees.

Drivability of your vehicle.

Rental cars come in various types, ages and condition. If you have elected to drive an older model car then there may be some things that you have to accept. Things like faded paint and interiors are inevitable on older model rental cars. However, they should always be maintained to roadworthy standards. Things like lights, windscreen wipers, tyres and brakes should be serviceable so if you notice issues with these, bring them to the attention of your rental company.

Fuel and Kilometres travelled:

When you check your rental car for damage always make sure you note the amount of fuel in the car and how many kilometres the car has travelled. This is important where you opt for deals that have limited kilometre usage so that you do not pay for kilometres you did not use. Checking the fuel in the car is important as you do not want to be charged for fuel you did not use.

In summary, always be mindful that you are entering into a contract when you rent a car. Do not take for granted opportunities such as insurance excess reduction options and tyre and windscreen cover to reduce your liability. Products like these that are offered by your rental company can save you a lot of money if something goes wrong.

At Cheaper Car Rentals, we understand that accidents happen which is why we give you a damage report to fill in and we also take a video of the car for you to refer back to. We do this because we do not want our customers to be unfairly charged for something they did not do if there is any damage to a vehicle. We always recommend you take your time with filling in the damage report and take a video or photos of your rental car as we

Avoid running out of fuel with these simple tips.

March 3, 2015 / 954 / Travel Guide

To give you that extra peace of mind, Cheaper Car Rentals provides free roadside assistance with every car rental so help is always at hand if you run out of fuel

Everyone has heard a story about someone who has run out of petrol at a most inconvenient time and in a most inconvenient place. In fact at some point we will probably all end up pushing a car to the side of the road because we did not fill up in time. With mobile phones in tow, we often think that help is available anywhere any time these days but if you find you are out of mobile range, what then?

When you are on holidays and driving a rental car in an unfamiliar place this situation needs to be avoided at all costs. To help you avoid unnecessary stress on your holiday, we have curated a list of tips that may seem obvious but are often forgotten:

  1. All cars are fitted with a trip meter. It will take a bit of investigation to work out how to use it, but it is well worth getting acquainted with the trip meter in your rental car.  Trip meters are the best way to measure your fuel consumption. Resetting the trip meter every time you fill up will help you to understand easily how far you can get on a full tank. Remember, you will get more kilometres from a tank of fuel when doing highway driving than around town so it is important to factor different driving conditions into your calculations.
  2. If you look around you car’s dashboard you will find the fuel gauge. This gauge is your next best friend after the trip meter and very beneficial in gathering information about how fast your car is consuming fuel in different driving conditions. This information is of most use if you’re running low on fuel and want to maintain maximum efficiency out of your car. We always recommend refuelling you rental car when you get down to a quarter of a tank so you can be sure you won’t run out.
  3. No matter how efficiently you’re driving you will have to stop for fuel at some point. If you are driving long distances, we always recommend taking a break every 2 hours so you avoid becoming too drowsy. A good tip is to allow for your rest breaks to coincide with fuel stops and to top up when you stop.
  4. Keep in mind your driving style effects your car’s fuel efficiency. If you’re low on fuel at any point in your journey, make sure you drive smoothly, at a constant speed, and avoid unnecessary braking.

To give you that extra peace of mind, Cheaper Car Rentals provides free roadside assistance with every car rental so help is always at hand if you run out of fuel.

Enhance your professional status with affordable corporate car rentals!

October 28, 2014 / 1015 / Travel Guide

These practical and affordable car rental services can make client meetings a memorable experience. Whether you need a to and fro service from the airport or get them dropped at the hotel or your office; you can be sure of receiving the finest service.

Satisfying business clients and portraying business status in the corporate world is necessary to be in the race. Therefore when clients are visiting Melbourne, nothing compares to a world-class corporate transportation service that will impress your clients and strengthen business ties. But we all need to control business expenses right?

Cheaper car rentals in Melbourne offer a hoard of cars on hire that are just perfect to give your clients that royal feel. Whether you require the very sophisticated Hyundai Elantra sedan, the Ford Mondeo Wagon, Suzuki Swift, Nissan Pulsar, Hyundai I20 or the stylish Ford Focus, be assured that you will receive prompt service and the cheapest rates in the market. For a larger group the 7 Seater Toyota Avensis Wagon or the 8 Seater Hyundai Imax with ample of space is undoubtedly the best choice. Avoid the hassles of booking by calling up representatives who are available 24×7. With just one phone all arrangements for booking can be made within minutes.

These practical and affordable car rental services can make client meetings a memorable experience. Whether you need a to and fro service from the airport or get them dropped at the hotel or your office; you can be sure of receiving the finest service. Car rentals for corporates guarantee comfort for clients that will leave them feeling relaxed, satisfied and extremely pleased.

Cheaper Car Rentals specialize in providing cheap car rental services that give you the chance to take your clients on a tour of Melbourne. The relaxing beaches, authentic cuisines and mesmerizing locations are sure to refresh their mind and body. But be sure to go through all the packages on offer and then choose the best deal that suits you. Be assured the affordable rates will not create a dent in your pocket.

Advantages of renting a car at Melbourne Airport

September 18, 2014 / 1008 / Travel Guide

Rental car serves more in a good way than a taxi or a cab. You can acquire a rental car for more long hours than a taxi. You are bound to release the taxi service at some point or time.

Melbourne is a very appealing city with fine-looking luxuriously built Airport. Hiring a car at Melbourne Airport adds more to your Melbourne visit experience.

Know some advantages of Cheap Car Rentals Melbourne Airport below:

No to the depressing queues! The prime benefit of renting a car right from Airport is no more sticking to the frustrating queues. And even if you try to adjust waiting in a queue, at times over loaded public may be a disturbance.

Saves time! Priorly made bookings for rentals saves a great deal of time. You can always make provisions of using the rental service by making prior bookings even online or at a branch office. You can travel anywhere on time plus at your convenience.

More comfortable than public transport! It is way different from public conveyance in a way that you can freely travel anywhere you want with a rental car. You need not follow the long standard routes as the public transport does.

Better choice than a taxi! Rental car serves more in a good way than a taxi or a cab. You can acquire a rental car for more long hours than a taxi. You are bound to release the taxi service at some point or time.

Hope this article proved to be helpful and enlightened you in a better way.

Car Rentals in Melbourne CBD: Classic Victorian road trips start in Melbourne CBD!

May 19, 2014 / 1060 / Travel Guide

Australia is indeed a unique and enthralling country that delights every traveler. And when you take on a road trip, it becomes all the more exciting when you get car rentals in Melbourne CBD. The beautiful country of Australia has many attractions and natural landscapes that can even be enjoyed easily within a small distance from any capital city.

So, if you are keen to go for car rentals in Melbourne CBD and are looking for places to discover, here is a list that is sure to fascinate you. Have a look:

The Royal Botanical Gardens:

Known as the epitome of botanical gardens, the Royal Botanical gardens houses more than 12,000 varieties of plants. A very relaxing afternoon can be had wandering around the gardens which are a short tram ride from Melbourne CBD. Try going here first and the pick up your car rental in Melbourne CBD close by.


Around 2-3 hours drive from Melbourne, Gippsland is a diverse area with lots to see and do. The drive into Lakes Entrance is spectacular with a roadside stop at the lookout overlooking Lakes Entrance a must do. From beaches to bushwalking to sailing to motorbike riding, Gippsland has a lot to offer.

Buchan Caves:

The Buchan Caves have remarkable limestone formations deep inside. Situated around 360 km outside Melbourne, this place doesn’t need much of drive and is a great tour to undertake and is a wonderful adjunct to a trip to Gippsland.

Swan Hill:

Nearly 4 hours from the city of Melbourne, a trip to Swan Hill can be a bit longer than the other ones but is worth the distance traveled. During the trip, you will travel at the side of the Murray River and you can even stay on a houseboat and participate in some river cruising.

Try out any of these wonderful destinations and treasure some wonderful moments.

Toll Roads in Melbourne: Things You Need to Know!

April 17, 2014 / 1498 / Travel Guide

The beautiful country of Australia attracts avid travellers from every part of the world. While there are many ways to explore this wonderful land, the best way is to discover the beautiful locales by car.

Most visitors prefer hiring cheap car rentals in Melbourne and save on the cost of travelling. However, if you have never driven in Melbourne then it is very important that you are aware of Melbourne’s toll roads. You will come across toll roads like City Link which goes between Melbourne Airport and the CBD. While opting for the cheap car rentals, ensure you acquire all the needed information about toll road systems as well.

Toll Roads in Melbourne

City Link and the Exhibition Street Extension in Melbourne is comprised of eight toll zones. Electronic tolling lets the drivers make use of City Link without slowing down or stopping to pay the tolls. It even assists in maintaining a stable flow of traffic on the highway. When you use these road tolls while driving your cheap car rentals from Cheaper Car Rentals, the toll road charges will be automatically deducted from your credit card. Renting from us means not having to open a toll account or buy a Day Pass. All Cheaper Car Rentals’ cars have an E-Tag fitted.

How e-TAG works?

The e-TAG consists of an individual number that is stored electronically. It works as the vehicle passes via the toll area. The e-TAG gets scanned by a scanner installed above the highway and the assigned number is recorded. This identification number is linked to Cheaper Car Rental’s toll account and our rental system software is linked with the toll company. This enables any toll charges to be charged automatically to you and removes any worry about having to contact toll companies to pay for toll charges.

Melbourne’s International Flower and Garden Show: Come & Be A Part of this Great Event!

March 20, 2014 / 1135 / Travel Guide

If you haven’t planned anything special for the month of March then here’s a great way to make this otherwise not so happening month a great affair and get back in touch with nature.

Melbourne is all geared up for its annual International Flower and Garden Show that is to take place from March 26 to March 30.  The show happens to be one of the highlights of the Victorian Calendar.

You can plan the trip with your family and friends to make it all the more exciting. To facilitate the trip, book the cheapest car hire in Melbourne as this will make the journey convenient and hassle-free.

The Event at a Glance

It doesn’t matter at all whether you possess a green thumb or not, the event is for everyone and the blooming flowers are sure to leave you in awe. You just have to book the cheapest car hire in Melbourne and the rest will just follow.

The event is to be held in the Royal Exhibition Building and the Carlton Gardens. You can join the expected 100, 000 visitors and enjoy a wide range of beautiful flowers exuding the best of charm.

This is the leading yearly flower and garden show in the southern hemisphere, and more than 500 exhibitors will be seen showcasing a complete range of inventive products and services intended for both proficient gardeners and the amateurs.

The festival even focuses on the delightful lifestyle Australia has to offer, with an emphasis on the outdoors. You will come across plenty of landscape and floral structures, complemented by a delectable assortment of delicious food choices and some remarkable garden retail products.

Fun Options at the Event

Other than flowers and tempting delicacies; the event has a lot more to offer. You can also sit back and enjoy some great entertainment choices on offer. You can take delight in the floral design workshops, or understand the floristry in the Great Hall of Flowers. You will come across a great collection of some of the finest award-winning displays including outdoor fun ideas, floristry, country parks and landscaping.

Book for the cheapest car hire in Melbourne today and get ready to discover some of the exceptional and uncommon plants on offer. Who knows, at the end of the show, you might end up with some innovative ideas for your garden!

Tips to save money on cheap car rentals!

February 26, 2014 / 1103 / Travel Guide
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Are you planning another exciting road trip? While a road trip can be a great way to get you away from the everyday hustle and bustle, don’t jump into booking cheap car rentals without proper research.

There are indeed many companies offering cheap car rentals. Always be careful and consider the following important facts that can save you from unwanted problems with your car rental.

1. Read the paperwork thoroughly:

Before fixing the deal for cheap car rentals, make sure that the paperwork is thoroughly studied by you. While rushing through it, you may miss on some important terms and conditions which might turn out a major surprise for you once you are back from your trip. Do not leave room for any doubt or uncertainty. This will save you from paying the extra charges, which we are sure no one really wants.

2. Drive Cautiously

Going on a road trip doesn’t give you a license to drive carelessly. Driving carefully is very important whether you are using your own vehicle or have booked one of the cheap car rentals. You are responsible for the hired vehicle and the conditions of the hire contract so it is necessary to drive cautiously so that no harm is caused to the car.

3. Check the insurance

Though most of the cheap car rentals come with full insurance it is always better to check that you are being covered from every aspect. This will help you understand whether there will be any excess charges or not.

4. Keep a tab on discounts

There’s no issue if you aren’t regular with the car hire, you are still entitled to get discounts and other free extras. The only thing you have to do from your part is to stay updated so that you don’t miss out on any deal.

5. Compare the prices

Before choosing your car rental company, make sure that you analyse the market well. Find out the prices in the market and pick the one offering the best of deals.

If you can make a note of these points, you will be able to save money on car hire along with enjoying a leisure trip.

Road Trips with Kids: Ways to Make it Stress Free!

February 21, 2014 / 13272 / Travel Guide
ccr trip with kids

A road trip is indeed a great way of exploring new places and spending some quality time with friends or family. Those who undertake such trips alone, certainly don’t face much of a fuss as travelling alone for many is quite a pleasurable thing to do.

You can book your cheap car rental at Melbourne airport and plan a wondrous expedition.

However, taking a trip with your family and kids can become stressful. Their constant nagging tends to drive you crazy at times and even distracts you from driving. Unfortunately leaving them back home is definitely not a solution as tempting as that might sound and the idea is to spend some quality time with your family. So why not try and make the trip a happy one with a little planning and creativity?

Here we have brought to you some exciting tips that will help you plan the journey with kids in a stress free manner. Have a look:

1. Kids’ Journals:

This is a great idea to keep your little ones engaged in travelling. Encourage them to draw pictures of all the things they see on the way. It would be great if you can carry necessary items in your cheap car rental from Melbourne airport to help them with the same like, drawing books, crayons, sketch pens etc.

2. Travel Backpacks::

You can buy a travel backpack full of your kid’s favourite characters which will not just delight them but will also keep them occupied. You can even carry some interesting stuff to help them pass the time in a creative manner. Make sure that your cheap car rental in Melbourne airport has enough space for storage.

3. Take fun breaks: :

Driving without break for long periods is never advised for the driver but the same goes for you passengers, especially children. Plan to take short breaks regularly and look for somewhere to stop that is interesting and incorporates some fun activity.

4. Classic Road Games::

Be prepared with some easy yet appealing games before hitting the road. Make a list and encourage the kids to suggest some activities as this will make them feel a bit more responsible and help make the activity a fun thing for all.

5. Movie Time:

This is one option which should be picked only if the entire family is willing to. Make sure that your movie time doesn’t kill your family time thereby making the trip futile. If everyone approves of the idea then some family friendly DVDs are great way to keep kids entertained.

You will have a great time travelling with your kids in cheap car rental from Melbourne airport provided you take care of these basic things and book for cars that fit your needs and family requirements!

Safe Driving Tips: Enjoy your trip safely!

January 29, 2014 / 2392 / Travel Guide
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Touring new destinations in a rental car can be a fun activity that brings with it new experiences. Driving a rental car requires your utmost care and responsibility to ensure the safety of other road users as well as your passengers.

van-rental-tipsThis is especially important if you are driving in a foreign country for the first time. Having accidents can turn your cheap car rental into an expensive one so please keep in mind our safe driving tips and avoid potential road mishaps.

Drive Carefully:

  • It is very important to plan your trip carefully to take full advantage of your cheap car rental for a long trip. You must be clear about the time you’ll start your journey and which route will you take. If you are not familiar with the roads you are planning to use, avoid peak hour traffic by leaving at a time when the roads are less congested.
  • Resting regularly on long drives is essential. Be sure to plan regular breaks every couple of hours and take advantage of looking around the small towns you might otherwise bypass. Also if you can avoid driving in poor weather conditions do so.
  • Always wear a seat belt and ensure that everyone in the car is also using theirs. It might not be a fashion statement but it certainly does save your life and there’s nothing more important than that. See to it that the seat belt is worn correctly.
  • Life does move very fast these days but everything has a limit. Keep an eye on your speed and drive at the designated speed limits. Driving too fast will leave you with less time to react if something unexpected occurs.
  • Stay focused and vigilant. Pay close attention to the traffic around you and refrain from using mobile phones as they are a distraction.

What not to do while driving?

  • Never drink and drive. Alcohol in most cases impairs your senses resulting in slow reaction times and reduces your ability to concentrate on the road. Having an accident with alcohol.
  • Never drive if you are angry, tired or drowsy as these all will distract you from driving. Take a short break if you feel tired or stressed.
  • Using mobile phones, texting or eating while driving is not at all advisable. Always take a break from driving for these activities.

We hope that our tips for driving cheap car rentals safely are useful to you. Remember it is not always about the destination and driving safely will help you make the most of your journey.

Ute rental in Melbourne: The major advantages of hiring one!

January 18, 2014 / 1287 / Travel Guide
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Ute rental is a term you will come across very often in Australia. Used as a short form for describing utility vehicle in Australia, people often use utes when moving house or office.

It happens to be an easy way of getting things from one place to another. Apart from this, there are several other benefits of ute rental. This article helps you understand what are the advantages of hiring a ute. Have a look:

1. Shifting: All those who are shifting their residence or office to some other location can opt for Ute rental as loading of your goods is done with great ease. There are varied sizes of utes available depending on the quantity of things you need to move.

2. Company Usage: Ute rental in Melbourne fully serves the purpose of companies and dealers who regularly need to deliver goods to various addresses. Hiring such vehicles makes the work easy for them and provides consistency as well, particularly as an emergency replacement vehicle.

3. Sightseeing: Well, if you thought Ute hire is only good for loading goods then there’s certainly a lot more than meets the eye. It is even a common way of sightseeing across Australia and tourists hire them quite often.

The popularity of utes is widespread in Australia and is a good choice for vehicle hire.

Van Rental in Melbourne : Important Tips to Consider!

December 19, 2013 / 1123 / Travel Guide
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Renting a van may not be a new thing in Melbourne, however; if it’s a new experience for you then there are certain points that you must remember before making the final call. Being a first timer, you may not know what exactly you should be looking for in a van rental in Melbourne.

The following tips will give you a deeper understanding of van rental in Melbourne and help you in taking the wise decision:


  • Firstly, you must know that there exist two types of vans; one is the passenger van while the other is the commercial van. Passenger vans are used for transporting people from one place to another while the commercial vans are great for transporting goods and furniture. Based upon your need, you must begin your search for van rental service providers through internet or local business directories.
  • Secondly, read the contract terms carefully and discuss it at lengths. You must make a point to discuss vital issues like insurance policy, breakdown cover and age. There are a few companies that do not provide van rental in Melbourne to under 25 year olds. It’s because the insurance is higher for younger people as the group is prone to accidents.
  • Thirdly, you must carefully check the insurance policy and things covered under it. Check if it covers third party accountability for death, any sort of damage to yourself or vehicle. Also check whether breakdown cover is made a part of the policy or not. This will prevent you from the unwanted situation of getting stuck in a place with a van you can’t manage to fix!
  • Fourthly, carefully analyse the mileage costs. There are some companies that include mileage in the price quoted while others charge you extra for the mileage. If you are under the impression that you have booked cheap van rental in Melbourne, ensure that there are no extra charge for mileage.

Last but surely not the least, also see that they have a cancellation policy and you are not paying for something, you aren’t provided with. Keep these tips handy and make a wise choice!

Your Guide to Van Rental in Melbourne

November 13, 2013 / 1418 / Travel Guide
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Moving house or having to transport freight can be cheaper if you do it yourself. Hiring a van in Melbourne does not have to be expensive particularly if you consider the following tips.

  • Work out how long you need to hire a van for.
    Hourly van hire is available from some companies so if you are just moving one or two items, a short van rental hire period may suffice. Always check if kilometres are charged on top when you ask for this option.
  • What size van do you need? If you are doing a large move, perhaps a removalist truck may be a better option.
    Or you can do a combination of truck and van hire so that all your small and fragile items are not mixed in with larger items that may move around in transit and cause damage.
  • Ask if trolley hire can be added for free.
    Van rental in Melbourne from some suppliers may also include free hand trolley hire. This can be very handy for moving larger items and be less taxing on your body.
  • Always take the insurance excess reduction option.
    If you are not used to driving larger vehicles such as moving vans, it is very easy to do damage to them as you can misjudge the size of the vehicle very easily. This is particularly easy to do if you are in a rental van where you are sitting right at the front of the vehicle. Taking the safest insurance cover can save you a lot of money if you do damage your rental van.

Considering car rental at Melbourne airport?

October 14, 2013 / 1380 / Travel Guide
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Visiting Melbourne can be actually very convenient if you have a car. A comfy, well maintained car is the most convenient way of getting around Melbourne city. Hiring a car is the best alternative if you are on a short trip to Melbourne.

There are many different types of car rental available at the airport and in the suburbs close by, most of which offer a pick up and drop off service. If you are on a budget you can save money with cheap car rental at Melbourne airport. Selecting the car you want in your budget is the catch. Read below our tips on finding a rental car in your budget.

Checklist you must consider to get cheap car rental at Melbourne airport:

Type of car: Depending on the purpose of the visit and your choice, you can opt for anything from a 20 year old rental car to a brand new rental car. It is important to realise that older model cars will have restrictions on how many kilometres you can do and where you can travel and you must be comfortable with driving an older model car.  Also, do not just choose the cheapest price car if you want a new car. So, firstly go online, find out about the cars, select one, check its pickup facility at the airport and make sure that you actually opt for cheapest car rental at Melbourne airport that suits you.

Early booking: The best way to get the cheapest deal is by booking early especially before public holidays and school holidays. During peak times demand for rental cars is high and there can be a considerable price rise during peak periods. Booking early to get a cheap car rental in Melbourne helps you hire a car at the most cost effective rate.

Rental charges: Check if the payment you make is the best you can do. Also, if there is any discount offers then you can utilise them for reduced car rental charges. Also, if you are a member of any car hire company then check all its current discount offers and go for the most affordable one.

GPS device: Most of the car hire companies offering cheap car rental at Melbourne airport also give free GPS device. You need to check the availability of GPS while you book the car online. This will help you to find directions and exact locations on your trip to Melbourne.

Free baby seat: If you are travelling with the baby then it is a must to have baby seats in the car.

Some car hire service providers will offer discounted or even free baby seats with some car rentals. In order to cut your costs, check if they provide any special discounts like FREE baby seat or not.

Carbon emission check: Check the carbon emission impact of the vehicle you want to book. It is good to choose a vehicle with low carbon emission rate. This will reduce your impact on the environment and help you feel better about cheap car rental at Melbourne airport.

Keeping these points in mind will help you choose the correct vehicle for your trip to Melbourne and help you stick to your budget. Just a little attention to these points can make your journey smoother and fulfilling. So, keep these points at the back of your mind while you hunt for cheap car rental at Melbourne airport.

Your Guide to Melbourne Airport

October 14, 2013 / 1128 / Travel Guide
Melbourne Airport

Australia is known to be amongst the most beautiful countries to visit and has some of the busiest airports in the world. All of its airports are well connected to international destinations and provide many services for travelers.

Places like Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and others are on the wish list of all avid travelers; Melbourne especially gets a large number of tourists. Traveling through Melbourne is easy due to the simple access to cheap car rentals at the Melbourne airport. If you have planned a visit to Melbourne, which has the second busiest airport in the world, then this guide to Melbourne Airport is going to help you a lot. Here you go:

Cheap car rental in Melbourne

The moment you land at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport, the very first thing to draw in your attention is the cheapest car rental in Melbourne airport. You will get complete guideline about cheap car rental in Melbourne airport at the terminals. The Arrival Halls of both T1 Domestic i.e. Qantas & Jetstar; and T3 Domestic comprising of Virgin Blue and Regional Express have car rental desks. Hiring a car calls for a very simple process wherein you have to make the booking at the desired car rental office and you will be provided with all the required information via email. Once you move out of the airport in a rented car you can freely roam about in the beautiful Victorian countryside and sample cosmopolitan Melbourne.

Melbourne Airlines, Terminals & Gates

The airport is being used by 20 international, five domestic and six freight airlines. There are three terminals utilized as an international terminal, Terminal Two (T2), that has 16 gates and the other two domestic terminals have 46 gates. The Terminal One (T1) is mainly used by Qantas and Jetstar whileTerminal Three (T3) is used by Virgin Blue.

E-check in facilities are available for both Qantas and Virgin Blue domestic flights. The domestic airlines offering VIP lounges at the Melbourne airport are The Blue Room by Virgin Blue which is on T3 (mezzanine floor) and The Qantas Club by Qantas on T1, which is on the first floor. You will find all the international airlines with VIP lounges on T2, first floor and after Customs. These include Cathay Pacific at CP First Class Lounge, Malaysia Airlines at The Golden Lounge, Qantas at The Qantas Club, Singapore Airlines at Silver Kris Lounge and Air New Zealand/United Airlines. Emirates’ lounge is found on T2 after customs and you will have to take the escalator to the third level.

Services offered:

Apart from the facility of cheap car rental in Melbourne that you get at the airport, you can also access showers, toilets and baby change facilities which are located throughout the terminals. It also has web kiosks and telephones, plus a phone for the hearing impaired located on the ground floor of T2 arrivals.

Disabled passengers are provided with a pick-up/drop-off area, disabled parking, disabled toilets and disabled access within all terminals. All those who have opted for cheap car rental in Melbourne can get all the detailed information about roaming around the city at the Travellers Information Desk & Lost Property service, which is on the ground floor of international arrivals. Once here, you can find out the latest hot shows in town, the best restaurants and nightclubs, the big events and other tourist destinations. It even has an Airport Medical Centre, a general medical practice with a pharmacy located next door.

Added benefits

Shopping at Melbourne airport

Melbourne airport offers great shopping for all travelers thanks to its array of shops. These shops offer tax free access to a wide range of duty free goods like jewellery, clothes, books and others.

Easy accommodation

The airport has three hotels located nearby where you can easily stay and relax your senses. You can choose between budget accommodation options and luxury suites all within walking distance of the terminals.

You can enjoy a hassle free trip in the city once you book yourself a rental car at Melbourne airport. Right from landing at the airport, Melbourne will tempt you and excite you and give you a journey you will remember.

Secrets to Cheap Car Hire without Breaking the Bank

August 30, 2013 / 1023 / Travel Guide
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Renting a car increases the flexibility of your trip- whether it’s business or leisure; however, not paying enough attention to details while renting a car, can break the bank.

In spite of having rented a car in the past, that deer in the headlights feeling is pretty much on cards while talking to a car hire agent. Here are few useful tips to make things easy for you-

Research and Compare the rates- Most of us assume that all car rental companies offer the same rates. No, that’s not right. Most of us are on the lookout for cheap airfares, but are often ignorant towards cheap car hire prices. Research well and compare car rental prices before committing to hire a car.

Make calculations and Avoid Temptations- Do not get tempted by unreasonably low rates and watch out for those hidden charges and surcharges. Ask what taxes, surcharges or extra money you will need to pay for extras such as adding another driver.

Hunt for Promo Codes and Specials- Many car hire companies offer weekend specials or special weekly rates. You can save a lot of money by using promo codes or discount codes. A quick internet search can help you get a cheap car hire and save some serious dollars.

Check for Restrictions- Check for restrictions before you seal the deal. If you are planning to drive across the state, you must confirm that it is ok before locking the deal. Do not get tempted by the ‘unlimited mileage’ prices because some of these rates do not include certain states. You might end up paying an astronomical bill, if you are unaware of the restrictions.

Do not Prepay for Gasoline- Paying upfront for gasoline is rarely a good deal. Since gas is less expensive at the gas stations, the best idea is to get the tank filled before returning the car.

Book now for Melbourne’s major sporting events!

August 15, 2013 / 1363 / Travel Guide
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Thankfully we are in the last leg of winter and in Melbourne that mean getting ready for the AFL finals and the Spring Racing Carnival.

Spring Racing Carnival

Spring in Melbourne is great time to do some touring so why not take some extra time and rent a car if you are visiting for the AFL finals or Spring Racing Carnival. The spring blossoms are an amazing sight and you will find visiting the Countryside a visually stimulating experience. Car rental in Melbourne gets busy during this time so booking early Is advised. If you are a horse racing fan, car hire will get you to Victoria’s country race tracks and for a full guide to country racing in Victoria go to

If you just want a quiet break and experience the spring blossoming in North East Victoria, here is a taste of what you can see. We recommend Tourism Victoria’s website for an overview of the region and great accommodation options.

Benefits of Renting a Car

July 1, 2013 / 1103 / Travel Guide
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Ok, so you are all charged up for a wonderful holiday exploring Victoria’s beautiful coastline with your family or friends. If you don’t have more than a week or two renting a car can help you travel and explore as much as you can and make the most of your holiday.

A Car RentingRenting a car makes your life really easy. It not only saves time, but makes travelling fun as well.

Rental cars can be booked online and be waiting for you at the airport. Travelling in a rental car makes your vacation more comfortable than travelling in trains or buses and gives you the ability to travel out of the way places that are off the beaten track.

You will also have the freedom to stop and go for quick happy snaps and these are the little things that make holidays special and memorable.

Renting a car will make travelling comfortable and flexible for you, but do not forget to check our tips for renting a car that we have previously posted as it will help you save some serious dollars.

Above all, enjoy your time away, put your everyday life on hold and open yourself up to new experiences. Get reacquainted with the smiles and laughter of your friends and family and bring some joy to the people you meet along the way. Isn’t that what life is really about?

Tips for Renting a Car

June 21, 2013 / 1369 / Travel Guide
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Are you looking for wheels for your next holiday? If you are looking for flexibility when you are travelling, then renting a car is a very good option, but it may not always be so easy.

Finding a good deal, type of insurance cover you need are just some of the key points to consider. So here are some useful tips for you-

Choosing a Car– First things first ! What kind of vehicle will cater to your requirement? If you are travelling with a lot of gear or with children, then an SUV is the best option for you. You can go for a small car, if you are travelling with 2-3 people. But size is not the only yardstick when it comes to choosing a car. Are you comfortable with a stick shift or you prefer driving automatic vehicle. Also enquire if the car rental company offers extras such as GPS system and trolley.

  • Points to consider before booking a car– Are you going to hire the car for a week or less than that? Search online to find good deals before you make up your mind. If you are going to drive a lot, then you should also consider if the rental company offers breakdown services or not.
  • Get a clear understanding of your Rental- Always read the terms and conditions before booking, especially if you are booking online. Is there any extra cost involved for additional drivers? Is it mandatory to list their names in the contract? In some countries there are restrictions on interstate travel, so you may want to get a clear understanding of those as well. One way car rentals can levy heavy drop off charges if you are going for it. Getting a clear understanding will save you some serious dollars.
  • Hidden Costs- Enticing cheap car rentals can be seen advertised all over the internet, but the hidden cost might inflate the actual cost by a big margin. Insurance, gas bills, additional driver fees, local taxes are important points to consider. Cheap car rentals are available at Cheaper Car Rentals. You can check out our packages to see which one caters best to your requirements or call us and we will answer all your queries.


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