The benefits of long-term car rentals: Why it's more cost-effective than owning a car
If you need a car for an extended period of time, like several weeks or even a month, renting a car on a long-term basis could be a better option than buying one. And when you book with Avail, you get additional benefits that lower your costs and give you peace of mind. Here are a few advantages of renting over buying:
No maintenance worries
Oil changes, tire rotations and flashing dashboard lights are annoyances for vehicle owners that you don’t need to worry about when you rent long-term. At Avail, we handle the maintenance of all our vehicles and ensure they’re prepped and ready for a trip before the start of every reservation. And if something happens when you’re on the road, just give us a call and our 24/7 roadside assistance team will help you out ASAP.
Lower monthly expenses
When you own a car, the costs of insurance, upkeep and loan payments can really put a dent in your monthly budget. If you don’t need a car throughout the year, then you’re better off not paying these recurring expenses and looking for a monthly car rental instead. Not only can you lower costs when you rent long-term, but you can save 20%* on your first long-term booking with Avail (14+ days) when you use code KEEPGOING20.
Shopping around for insurance quotes and comparing policies is a hassle, to say the least. You can leave that off your to-do list when you borrow a car with Avail — long-term or short. Every vehicle booked with Avail is protected by Allstate insurance and includes 24/7 roadside assistance.
Flexibility all around
Life happens and plans change. We get it. If you need to shorten or extend your reservation, Avail lets you do so without a change fee. Need to add a second driver? No worries, we won’t charge you for that. And if you or your second driver are under 25 years old, you won’t pay a “young driver” surcharge either.
As you weigh the pros and cons of buying a vehicle versus renting long-term, consider how often throughout the year you’ll use the vehicle. Daily rental rates — and even just one month of parking costs — will be a lot lower than the total year-round expenses of a barely used vehicle. And when you book with Avail, you’ll get additional benefits that make renting worthwhile, like flexibility, insurance, no maintenance and lower monthly expenses. Try us today and save 20%* with codeKEEPGOING20 when you reserve a car for 14 days or longer.
*Offer ends June 30, 2023. Valid only for one-time use on reservations of 14 days or more. May be redeemed at any Avail location. Cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.