Making Renting a Car Fast and Easy

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. rental cars sit parked at the company's location at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Friday, July 26, 2013. Hertz Global Holdings Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on July 29. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Renting a car is a great way to travel around and have freedom doing so as well. Whether you are traveling for work or for personal leisure, there are many joys found when renting a car—and the smell of a freshly cleaned rental car is at the very top of our list!

If you want to rent a car, there are numerous ways to do so that will ensure the process is both fast and easy. From where you rent the car from to the type of rental agreement you sign, there are numerous ways to make it simple and get you soaring on the roads in no time!

That is why we have collected our top rental car hacks to make it fast and easy for you every single time.

  1. Rent a car from an airport

There is a range of premium rental car services that operate directly out of the airport. This is one of the easiest and fastest ways to rent a car, as there are minimal steps required between walking off the plane and to the rental car kiosk to collect your keys. Avoid time needing to get public transportation or a taxi into the city and save yourself a whole lot of time by renting a car directly from the airport itself! You can often do so by looking on airport websites and viewing what rental car services operate from there. Chances are that you will have many choices that will match both your budget and car requirements. Then all you have to do is collect your bags off the plane and then go collect the keys!

  1. Fill out all the forms online

One of the most time-consuming parts of the rental car process is the paperwork! Avoid having to spend extra time at the kiosk itself and get the paperwork done online ahead of time. Upload a copy of your driver’s license, put in all your personal details they need and you will love how quickly you can pick up your rental car keys on the day. Often, rental car services have separate—and shorter—lines for customers who have already completed all the paperwork, so a little bit of prep can make the rental car process a whole lot easier for you!

  1. Go for the free cancellations

The best rental car services are also the ones that offer free cancellations to customers. With so much unknown during this strange time in the world, it is always easiest to work with rental car companies that offer flexible booking policies like this. It makes having to re-book the service much easier and quicker. Plus, you can enjoy peace of mind no matter what the future holds!

  1. Thorough cleaning services

Another fast and easy way to rent a car in this Covid-19 world is to do so through a company that already has an extensive cleaning service. That way you don’t have to worry about doing any additional cleans yourself or needing to ask them to do so before you get your rental car. All you have to do is show up and collect the keys and you can have additional peace of mind that their team has taken the time to completely disinfect the rental car with commercial-grade cleaning products. And that way, you don’t have to worry about cleaning the car yourself before dropping it back off!

Renting a car should be an easy and seamless experience. To ensure it is a fast process, hire a rental car from a convenient location like an airport, select companies that make canceling a no-hassle procedure, fill out paperwork in advance and use a company that does all the deep cleaning themselves!