Travelling, especially long distances can be quite a stressful time, so it makes sense that you would want to have everything sorted out for continuing your journey before you set off. There are of course benefits to booking early, but are you in fact spending more money than you need to? We investigate.
Booking your car in advance is a good idea if you are happy to accept whatever is available on the day – usually you specify the type of car you want (eg. economy, small, saloon, luxury etc) and the car hire company will allocate you one to fit your needs. If you arrive and book on the day, you can choose from whatever they have in the facility – you may be lucky to get what you want, however you may end up paying out extra for the car they have.