Car Shoppers: Should you Buy a Rental Car?

Car Shoppers Should you Buy a Rental CarAlthough rental cars have a bad reputation, there are actually a variety of benefits of purchasing one. Since rentals are meticulously maintained, serviced, and cost a great deal less than a new car, buyers might want to consider looking into their local rental service store for potential options. Once you have made your selection, Connecticut Auto Insurance can provide the proper coverage for your new car.

Buying a previous rental vehicle translates to savings for you and a reliable vehicle in your driveway. Once the initial stigma of “used car” has worn off, the true benefits of this type of transaction can be better evaluated. For example, many rental companies allow a three day test drive for interested buyers. Although plenty of other people have driven the car, this trial period allows for a closer inspection of the car, gauging how it runs, and the true condition of the vehicle.

While rental companies have historically sold off retired cars from their rental fleets for decades, two key players are making the process low-hassle and transparent, according to Kiplinger. Rent2Buy at Hertz and the Ultimate Test Drive at Avis/Budget allow you to scour their stock online, choose the make and model you like, and then borrow it for 3 days to try it out. Other companies, such as Enterprise, don’t offer a long test drive period, but will buy the vehicle back within a certain number of days should you change your mind.

In order to combat the common worries of abuse to the vehicle, rental companies that sell the cars to consumers ensure that these vehicles are the cream of the crop. After rigorous inspections and maintenance, vehicles that are not deemed to be in excellent condition get auctioned off. What’s more, rental companies are offering a variety of vehicles. Rather than just the typical compact and medium sized sedans, they are now offering luxury brands such as Mercedes Benz and even SUVs and sports cars, all at exceptionally low prices compared to traditional dealerships.

Experts recommend performing an online search of the vehicle you wish to purchase, but bear in mind that the cars they sell are often one or two years old. So, if you see a vehicle you are interested in, take action immediately as what they have in their current inventory is all they have. Further, opt for a powertrain warranty, if it is available.

At Byrnes Agency, we offer auto insurance solutions that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether you buy your car off the lot or from a rental company, we have the right coverage for you. To learn more about our products, contact us today at one of our three locations.

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