There are more companies offering quality car hire services in Ireland today than ever before. This increased competition means there are more cheap car rental deals for visitors to Ireland.
However, there are some basic tips and tricks to help you find the best deal. First of all, you should shop around. Decide on which class of car suits you whether that is a small hatchback or a large family car.
Try doing an internet search for car rentals in Ireland and see what prices the various companies are offering for the class of car you are looking for. However, be aware that cheapest may not always be the best.
Whichever car hire company you choose, be sure to read all the fine print to check for hidden extra charges. These may include insurance that you did not request or need, 'airport fees' and other extras.
Other fees that can push up the cost of car rental include extra drivers and the rental of standard equipment such as child seats. So decide on your exact requirements before comparing quotes.
Also ensure that CDW (collision damage waiver) is included in your car rental quote. Any reputable car rental agency will include this. If you do not have CDW you will be liable for the full cost of repairing to your rental car if you crash.
Once you have chosen a product that suits you, you should be able to get cheaper car rental in Ireland by booking early and by booking online. Also, remember that while an automatic car may be more convenient, a manual will be much more economic.
Finally, cheap car rental deals in Ireland are usually available to those aged between 21 and 70. You can expect to pay more if you are not within this age group.