Immediately after you enter your travel details into the CarRental.com.au booking system, our car rental partner companies provide us with a live, automated feed of their available cars and prices. Prices we display are directly fed from their websites, such that if you did a simultaneous search you would see exactly the same results. This technological wizardry saves you a stack of time and by showing you who is discounting cars the most, it saves you money.
We've compiled a shortlist of the best advice for people wanting to save on car rental prices. See our Car Rental discount guide.
To give our users comfort we back up our claim of being the cheapest car rental comparison site claim by offering to match any lower prices you can retrieve from the sites of Europcar, Thrifty, Hertz, Avis and Budget. Start comparing them all by entering your pickup and dropoff details below:
One point of confusion is that each site displays its prices differently on the results page. You'll notice a big price change when you go to the booking page and it either adds in taxes and fees, and/or they are only showing a daily rate so that you get to the booking page and they finally multiply the rate shown by the number of days hire. The ACCC has cracked down on this misleading advertising and provides a useful guide for car rentals.
you see a non-corporate rate on the website of one of our partners (Thrifty, Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Budget)
it's cheaper than the price we are showing (quelle horreur)
it doesn't include a coupon
Take a screenshot (aka screengrab) of the resulting price list. Not sure how? Press the "PRINT SCREEN" button on your keyboard (usually in the top right corner).
Open Microsoft Word, Powerpoint or Excel and select "PASTE".
Type in the time of screenshot
Immediately perform exactly the same search on CarRental.com.au.
Repeat Step 2 and 3.
Go to our Contact Us form, include your comments, attach the evidence and press submit.
Any other questions on our price guarantee are best sent from our Contact Us form.