Get Vancouver Car Rental Deals From Hotwire

Need to rent a car?  Looking for a good deal?  Booking a car rental through website such as  Hotwire, will ensure that you get a bang for your money.  If you are not picky about having a specific car rental vendor, as this remains unknown to you until your reservation is complete, this is the route to go to get a bargain.

Hotwire Car Rental

With Hotwire, you can get a car rental at a bargain price.  The rental prices can be much lower than the published rate from the direct car rental vendors, as Hotwire assists them in finding customers for cars that have yet to be rented out.  The vendor’s name remains concealed and is only revealed after the reservation is complete.  Some of the car rental vendors include: Alamo Rent A Car, Budget Rent A Car, Dollar Rent A car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz Rent A Car, National Car Rental and Thrify Car Rental.

Here are instructions for a car rental from Hotwire:

(1)   Click on Hotwire.com

(2)   Select either (1) “Cars” from the Hotwire Hot Rate Locator or (2) “Cars” from the menu tab on top

(3)   Select whether you want a “Round Trip” (same pick-up and drop-off location) or “One-Way”

(4)   Enter “Where Are You Going” – the pick-up location

(5)   Enter your travel dates and times (for pick-up and drop-off) and click on “Find A Car”

Vancouver Car Rental Deals From HotwireHere is an example:

I have selected a Round-Trip from YVR (Vancouver International Airport) with the travel dates of Jan 20th 10AM for pick-up and Jan 23rd 10AM for drop-off.
From the results, an Economy Car is $14.95 US per day (total of $70.15) and a Compact Car is $15.95 US per day (total of $76.40).
I have searched CarRentals.com with the same travel details and found that the best price is from Alamo (located at the airport terminal) for either Economy or Compact car at a price of $19.21 per day (total of $79). From this example, by using Hotwire, you can save up to 11% more!

(6)   Click “Continue” when you have decided which car type and price rate you are happy with.

(7)   The next page indicates your trip summary, including car rental details, price summary, and what you need to know before you pick up your rental car.

Important: check if the car rental has unlimited mileage and if the vendor is at the airport terminal

(8)   Once you have reviewed your trip summary, click “Book Now”.

(9)   To complete your booking, you will need to enter traveler’s information such as the primary driver’s first and last name, contact information, rental car damage protection, and payment information.  Finally, review and complete your car rental.

What is the difference between Hotwire and Priceline Car Rentals?

Both Hotwire and Priceline keep the car rental vendor’s name hidden until the reservation has been complete.  The only difference is that Hotwire provides the car rental price upfront for each car type, whereas Priceline requires you to bid for your car rental.  If your bid has been rejected from Priceline, you have to wait 24 hours to re-bid with a higher price, or you will need to change one or two of your initial rental details such as car type, pick-up date, drop-off date or location.  Bare in mind that if you plan to wait to re-bid, there are chances that some cars may be rented out while you are waiting, leaving you with fewer choices.

Click here to see how much you can save by using Hotwire for your car rental!

If at any time you need any assistance with getting car rental deals from Hotwire, please feel free to contact us!