We all know that there are seven days in a week, so it stands to reason that it would be cheaper to rent a car for six days rather than seven. But as with many things in the travel industry, logic is not always in total control. One such example is in the rental car industry when it comes to renting a car for a week versus renting a car for just short of a week. Nearly every rental company has special rates for a week-long rental, and oftentimes those rates are cheaper than the total daily rate spread over five or six days.
So if you have flexible travel plans and your total trip is in the 5-7 day range, it makes sense to check the rental car rates for the specific time you need as well as rounding up to a full week and seeing how that rate compares. If you find that it’s significantly cheaper for a full week, then it might even make sense to extend your trip. You can also try booking the full week rate and then returning the car early, but sometimes the rental car companies will then revert back to the daily rate so it’s a good idea to ask first. At RentACarNow.com we make it easy to check the rates for different time periods so that you can find the cheapest car rental rates.