Why more people are using car hire
Southern Africa is an incredibly diverse country and its modes of transport are even more varied. This means that not all of the population have cars, as cars themselves are very expensive in this country. Instead people rely on public transport such as buses, trains and taxis. However when they need to travel far distances they turn to car rental in South Africa.
There are a number of reasons for the growing popularity of car hire in South Africa:
Hired vehicles should be of the highest standard and should they break due to something outside of your control then you don’t have to pay for the repairs. Many car hire companies also offer roadside assistance in the event that you should break down. This is a courtesy addition and you aren’t charged for the call-out as you would were it your own car.
New car everytime
Cars that make up the car hire fleet across South Africa are kept in excellent condition, making you feel as though you are driving a new car every time. Utilising a used car different to your own also provides the chance to almost “test drive” a new car. This plays largely on our psyches too as we associate a new car with safety as we expect it to be in top working condition.
Avoid racking up kilometres
If you want to trade your car in for a new one, have the intention of selling it at some stage or just intend to drive it for as long as you can then it’s best to keep the kilomteres as low as possible. Firstly, you can sell it for more money if the kilometres are low and the less you drive it, the less wear and tear will occur on its vital parts. By hiring a car for your longer journeys you can enjoy your trip in the peace of mind that your car is safe at home, avoiding heavy usage.
See more than you ever thought you would with a hired car. Often the thing holding you back is the fact that your car might not have air-con or be big enough or you are too worried to take it across country on that ideal road trip. Utilising car hire in South Africa means that all those worries and concerns fall away and you are provided with the perfect mode of transport to explore your country as you like.