If you are planning to visit Johannesburg for more than a couple of weeks and will need a way to get around you might want to look in to long term car rental. Long term car hire is a great way to get around Johannesburg. It is safer, easier and more convenient than using the Johannesburg public transport system, which is known to be unreliable. There are many benefits for going for a long term car rental; all included in your monthly instalments include breakdown services, maintenance and insurance which can be a major stress factor when you own your own vehicle.
As Long term car rental specialists we share some tips with you on how to get a great long term car rental deal
1. Firstly Book long term car rentals in advance, if you wish to hire a car for a long term rental in Johannesburg it is a good idea to book the vehicle in advance so that you can be sure to secure the type of car you are looking for.
2. Consider the type of vehicle that you will need
If you decide to go for a long term car rental make sure that the vehicle you choose to hire is one you will enjoy, be comfortable in and fits into your budget. Make sure it is comfortable and big enough to accommodate your needs. If you will be driving around Johannesburg a lot during your long term car rental you may want to hire a more fuel efficient car. Also consider whether you should get a manual or automatic car. Driving in Johannesburg, or most parts of Gauteng you may want to go for an automatic vehicle to assist you in dealing with the traffic and making your stay more pleasant in this busy city.
3. Think about what extras you might need for the long term car rental
With a long term car rental you must make sure that the car you hire has everything you need as you will be using it for a long time With long term car hire, you are able to rent GPS units which would be advisable if you are unfamiliar with Johannesburg. Getting lost in Johannesburg is of no fun. You can also hire a baby or child seat so you don’t need to transport yours all the way from your hometown. It is also advisable to list at least one additional driver, so that both listed drivers are not limited and can swap driving if necessary. Just double check with the car rental company that they can offer you these things.
4. Always know the rules of the road
If you are driving around Johannesburg for a long period of time it is helpful to know the rules of the road. The basic rule in South Africa is ‘keep left pass right’. It is compulsory for everyone in the car to wear a seatbelt while travelling and it is against the law to talk on a mobile phone while driving unless you are using a hands free kit.
5. Safety first
Your safety is our main concern. When driving around Johannesburg always make sure you follow the road rules and rather 5 minutes late than never at all. Also when considering long term car rental make sure that the company you use has high quality standards for all its vehicles and the cars are kept well maintained.
Are you looking for a long Term car rental in Johannesburg? Look no further! Pace Car Rental has a wide range of vehicles available on their fleet for you to choose from. Call us on 011 262 5500 to speak to one of our long term car rental specialists who will gladly be able to assist you.