Car rental costs can leave travellers in the lurch

It is becoming increasingly clear that there is a growing focus on frugality down under, as many Aussies are feeling the financial pinch.

Many of us have to make sacrifices, but few people are willing to pass up their annual foreign holiday, therefore it is more important than ever that you are not getting ripped off when heading abroad.

People who rent a car are prime targets for con-artists and unscrupulous companies that are out to earn huge amounts of cash very easily.

If you want to ensure your overseas travel money is stretching as far as possible, it is wise to do your research before hiring a vehicle.

Bosses at have urged travellers to avoid car rental desks when they get to the airport, as the chances of you getting a good deal are slim.

If you have no option but to borrow a vehicle, then book the service online before you board the plane and only use reputable companies.

"Everyone works really hard all year for their money and when you're on holiday you want to use every bit of it in a good way," the firm's founder and chief executive officer Ernesto Suarez remarked.

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