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High, Low And Peak Season New York Rent A Car Rates

Booking inquiries at New York pick up locations

Type Location Class Car Price Request performed
New York Airport Kennedy (JFK)
(7 days)
Standard Chevrolet Cruze $69.81 / day 1 day and 18 hours ago
New York Airport Kennedy (JFK)
(4 days)
Hyundai Santa Fe $50.62 / day 2 days and 9 hours ago
New York Airport Kennedy (JFK)
(10 days)
Toyota Rav4 $67.50 / day 3 days and 5 hours ago
New York Airport Kennedy (JFK)
(7 days)
Standard Ford Fusion $12.22 / day 24 days and 3 hours ago
New York Airport Kennedy (JFK)
(11 days)
Fullsize Chevrolet Impala $72.40 / day 25 days and 6 hours ago

How high or how low your rental car rates will be depends on many factors, and one of these factors is the season during which you plan to rent a car. Like most other industries, car rentals also have their peak and off-peak seasons. During peak seasons, rates may be higher, since rental cars are more in demand. During off-peak seasons, however, rates are considerably lower because car rental companies want to encourage people to rent cars due to the lack in demand.

If you want to get low peak season New York rent a car rates, here are some tips and suggestions you should follow:

  1. Plan ahead. If you’re thinking of going on a vacation for the summer or the winter breaks, don’t wait until summer/winter is actually here to start planning. If you plan ahead, you can make an advance reservation even before the rest of the flock decides to make a reservation. Remember that as demand grows, the rates will also grow. So don’t wait.
  2. Planning ahead will also give you more flexibility. Since rental car companies are not yet fully booked, you have the option to choose from different dates and cars. If you make the call too late, you will have only a few dates and car types to choose from.
  3. During peak seasons, renting a car during the weekends will cost you more. This is because most people schedule their vacations on weekends. If you have a flexible schedule, you can pick up your rental car on a weekday and get to save a few extra dollars.
  4. Take advantage of all the discounts you might be eligible for. If you are a member of a trade or professional organization that offers travel privileges, they may include rental car discounts. Consider all bases to get as much discount as you can.
  5. Last minute New York rental car bookings will cost you a whole lot, but there are some circumstances in which they cannot be avoided. The best way to get low peak season last minute rates is to book through online car rental websites such as Hotwire or Priceline.