A common practice lately is renting a car for a longer period of time. This is done mostly by business clients of the car rentals, especially by those of them developing seasoned businesses with naturally occuring periodic highs and lows. I'm talking about brand new, reliable rental cars at the age of max 1-2 years and not about some low budget 8-10 years old vehicles. Here you might ask yourself, why does a prospering company need rental cars when she can afford her own car fleet? The reason is simple enough. Every single car in a company's fleet amortizes for about 5 years and has to be replaced by new vehicles. The maintanace costs of these same cars these 5 years as well as the costs for aquiring new cars later on have to be covered by the business company itself. Not to mention the excessive wear of company cars versus the moderate wear of private vehicles within the first 1-2 years of usage thus deteriorating the perfect condition of a new car to moderate just within a few months. Here the rental cars start to shine with their practical side, especially if your business is of a periodic nature.
First of renting a car for several months, when you need to travel more often, gives you the comfort of the new car combined with the perfect maintanance from an authorized service at absolutely no additional cost. No more troublesome workshop visits, no more taking care of changing oil and tires. This is done for you by the car rental company and you have to pay only the rent for the car and only for the time of actial usage. This way you can put an end to those monthly leasing payments or to those initial full payments for a car fleet that's gonna wait for the next active business period on the parking lot. With other words you use only brand new rental cars for the few months you need to and then return them to the rent a car company. When the time for intense business travel is right again you have at your disposal a fleet of new car makes and models to choose from. As far as rental car prices are concerned, they are not as scary as you might think, especially for longer periods of time, where the discounts can reach up to 50% of the price of a single day rent.