Mijas, Spain (PressExposure) May 01, 2009 -- 2009 has seen a revolution in the pricing strategy in the car hire [http://car-hire.hispacar.com] industry. Prices are changing far more frequently as in previous years, sometimes even on a daily basis.
More than ever booking early can help you make substantial savings. Leaving your booking to the last minute means that you may have to face a higher rental price or even that you're left without a car.
Due to the current financial situation many car hire companies have not been able to stock up their fleet as much as in recent years, which means that there are fewer vehicles available. At certain popular travel destinations the drop in the number of vehicles can be as much as 30% . Hispacar encourages their customers to plan ahead and compare rental prices to keep travel expenses as low as possible.
A spokesman of the company says: "Due to the financial strain on the holiday budget we are seeing a slight drop in the demand and a above all a delay in the decision to book, basically because people are comparing prices and conditions on different websites trying to save as much as they can. However the drop in the number of vehicles available is far greater than the drop in the demand, so late bookers may find themselves left without a rental car once they make up their mind. That is why we advise to all travellers to book their car rental as early as possible in order to avoid unpleasant surprises".
Compared to last summer some car hire companies have already raised their prices as much as 40% for the most popular models during the high season months and it is expected that there may be more increases even for dates which are traditionally considered as relatively slow periods, like the months of May, June or October. That's why Hispacar continues to recommend their customers to shop around and compare the prices, but without leaving the final decision to the last minute.
About Hispacar Hispacar is an online car rental broker which operates in over 1.000 destinations. Hispacar compares car hire prices from mayor car rental companies, including Hertz, Europcar and National at many popular holiday destinations in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal, saving you time and money. Rental cars are offered according to the "Lowest Price" principle and can be booked online or by telephone. Since more than 8 years Hispacar guarantees holidaymakers the lowest car rental prices.