A new year brings with it new vacations, business trips and special events. If you are planning to rent a car in 2015 for business or personal use, start planning now to save money.

Multi Car Discount

Do you own a small business? Do you take many business trips and rent cars often? Then perhaps you should find out if the rental car companies you frequent offer business discounts. Many businesses will offer corporate rates and incentives if you rent all of your cars from their company.

Take a look at your auto rental expenses for last year and business needs for this year. If you start talking to the rental company now you may be able to save money on your first car rental of 2015. And you don’t have to be a business to take advantage of multi-rental savings. Some companies offer special rates for returning customers as well as business.

Book Early

It is never too early to start planning for your next vacation. Airlines, hotels and car rental agencies all offer discounts if you set up your reservations months in advance. Depending on your destination, January is an especially good time to get great discounts for advance bookings.

Pooling Resources

If you have a son or daughter graduating this year, then you may want to rent a car for graduation parties or the senior prom. Planning a wedding, you may need several rental cars for your wedding party. Get together with fellow parents to see if they want to all pitch in on the rental cars for upcoming special occasions. Not only will you be able to save money, you may also be able to afford an upgrade.

Drive or Fly?

Flying to your long distance business trip or vacation destination is fast, but it’s not easy. Airline tickets are increasingly expensive. Often, in order to save money, you may have to change planes several times or fly on standby. By the time you reach your destination, you are tired and frustrated. Look at the possibility of driving for your next trip instead of dealing with the airlines. If you plan a head and get together with your fellow travelers, you may save money and have a better traveling experience.

Renting a car for business, pleasure or special occasions doesn’t have to be expensive. With planning, taking advantage of available discounts and pooling resources you can obtain a quality rental car at an inexpensive rate. So grab your calendar and your cell phone and happy traveling in 2015.