Top tips for summer car rental

Summer is the perfect time to hit the road with a Five Star Car Rentals car hire!

Grabbing your friends or family for a day or two tripping around Brisbane, the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast can make for some fun memories.

The kids are out of school so the world is your oyster but beware because it is school holidays, there will be more traffic on the roads than usual.

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Five Star Car Rentals share with our readers here some tips for summer car rental so your car hire goes according to plan!

Book early

Summer is one of the most popular times of the year for visiting friends, taking the family on a picnic, going hiking or swimming.

Five Star Car Rentals suggest you make your booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  You want to make sure your preferred vehicle is available for the dates you want the hire car for.

Drive carefully

Although Five Star Car Rentals fleet of hire cars are meticulously maintained by our onsite mechanics, you also have a responsibility to take care of the hire car whilst you are driving it.

We suggest you drive the hire car as if it was your own and you will reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.

Plan your trip but if anything happens, be sure to alert the staff at Five Star Car Rentals straight away.

Play it safe

Even in hire cars, young children must be in an approved child safety seat.

Never leave children in the hire car unattended or lock them in the car during hot, summer days.

In Australia, it is a legal requirement that all passengers wear their seatbelt at all times.

Pack some essentials

If you are not used to a hot Queensland summer, Five Star Car Rentals suggest you pack some necessities to keep you cool and hydrated.

Bottles of water, snacks, hats, towels, sunscreen and a first aid kit will serve you well for most situations.

If packing perishable food, always use an esky with ice or ice bricks to keep the food safe from spoilage.

Storm season

Hot, sultry summer days usually lead to a summer storm or two in Queensland. If when driving a Five Star Car Rentals hire car you are caught in a summer storm, take shelter where possible until it passes.

Do not attempt to drive through torrential rain, flooded roads or a hail storm.

Remember after the rain stops, roads will slippery so resume driving with caution.

By following our summer car rental tips, you will ensure your car hire goes off without a hitch!

Whether you want a small, economy car for a couple or a people mover for the extended family, call the team at Five Star Car Rentals Brisbane today on (AUS) 07 5575 5400 (NZ) +61 7 5575 5400 to organise a quote for your hire car.

Remember, summer is busy so be sure to call us for a hire car quote today!