Forget about GPS-some car rental companies are offering their customers the option to rent a car, and a driver. The service is offered at at least 10 major cities in the United States. A leading car rental company has now teamed up with a private chauffeur service to make the option of car rentals with a driver available to preferred members. The drivers are certified and fully insured.
A great benefit of renting a car with a driver is that the driver knows the ins and outs of all the local streets and highways. The driver will be able to navigate the streets in the city easily, pick up customers from the airport, drive them where they need to go and drop off their rental cars when the trip is over. Customers will not need to struggle with directions and maps. When they rent a car with a driver, they can get work done while traveling to their destination. This time-saving aspect of renting a car with a driver makes it very worthwhile for business travelers who are crunched for time. Customers are also given the option of renting a car with a driver for only part of their trip, and then using the car by itself for the rest of it.
The average cost of renting a car with a driver is around $ 30 per hour. There is usually a 3-hour minimum along with the standard rental car charges. This fee is, on average, about 35% lower than what the average driver services would cost. So renting a car with driver from a car rental company that offers this option has the potential to cut some unnecessary costs from your travel budget.
The major cities that have car rentals with a driver available include; Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Washington, DC, San Francisco and New York. The concept of renting a car with a driver may be mostly isolated to these cities right now, but there's no reason that the idea should not take off in other places or businesses. Business owners in any industry would be wise to consider the benefits of offering a professional who can be booked along with their rentals.