What are your plans for July Fourth weekend? For this year's three-day weekend, make sure you squeeze out as much fun as possible.
July Fourth weekend is typically one of the top travel weekends of the year. Last year, the AAA estimated that more than 48 million Americans traveled over the July 4th weekend, but this year the organization expects a big dropoff due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, if you're thinking of renting a car, you should reserve early, as some locations might run out of cars.
Unsurprisingly, some of the most popular U.S. destinations for the the long holiday weekend are the nation's top beach and mountain destinations.
How to Get a Cheap Rental Car for July Fourth Weekend
Let us do the legwork. Shopping around for the lowest rate on a rental car takes time. When you ask AutoSlash for a quote, we scour the internet for the lowest rates and best publicly available coupons available. We also apply any discounts to which you might be entitled through memberships in organizations like AAA or AARP, or through shopping clubs like Costco or BJ's. We'll shoot you an email with some options and you can rest easy that no savings have been left on the table.
Book early. The best time to book your rental car is as soon as you start thinking of going away. Unlike airline tickets, rental car reservations can usually be canceled without a penalty. A smart strategy is to ask AutoSlash for a quote early on, and then watch to see if prices go down.
Track your reservation. It's an epic chore to constantly check for lower rates but, AutoSlash will do this for you at no extra cost. After you book your car, ask AutoSlash to track your reservation. We'll let you know if there's a price drop so you can rebook at the lower rate.
Make the most of a weekend rate. Car rental companies can offer very attractive weekend promo rates—but there are often some strings attached. Knowing a little about rental car logic will help you get the most bang for your buck out of a weekend rental.
Check both on and off airport. Flying into an airport rental might be convenient, but it might also be pricey. A short Uber or Lyft ride to a nearby neighborhood rental location could cut your rate in half. But off-airport rates aren't always cheaper, so it always pays to check both.