While it might seem like a lot of hassle taking a baby seat on holidays it can save you a great deal of money when you rent a car. Car hire companies charge high amounts when it comes to hiring additional items such as baby seats which sometimes makes it a good idea to take your own.
If you are hiring a car domestically why not take your own baby seat and save yourself a bit of money. Rental companies usually charge you by the day for baby seats with some even holding a deposit to make sure you bring the seat back and in a good condition. Hiring a car overseas is a bit trickier as you won't always know if your baby seat will fit in the car you have hired. It's important to know that in cars overseas some have different anchor points to what we have here in Australia making the seats hard to fit.
Always make sure the baby seat fits properly and securely before you drive off. Check local road authority websites before you leave to see if they have any information regarding baby seats before you lug yours half way around the world. Domestically you should have no problems taking your own baby seat however it's always a good idea to check with the rental company. If you do decide to hire a baby seat when you hire your car make sure you check out all the charges first so you don't get caught out. All suppliers will charge a fee for any baby seats that are damaged, dirty or lost so make sure you return yours in the same condition you received it. It's a good idea to take a blanket or something to cover the seat with incase any food or drink is dropped, this way you will avoid having to clean the seat when you can just pull the blanket off. Also make sure you are given your baby seat when you collect your car as most of the time you have to fit the baby seat yourself.
Do you need to request an infant, child or booster seat? You can do this while booking your car hire online or you can give our friendly reservations team a call on 1300 656 601 and they will be able to assist you!