Road trips are a versatile way to have an epic adventure and can last one day or weeks. And part of what makes a road trip special is the vehicle you do it in. Most people undertake a road trip in the car they use every day, letting
the people, places, and music add to the atmosphere of the trip. But if you’re planning something different, it can be exciting to find something new and take to the road in a vehicle that isn’t your regular ride.
Renting a vehicle is an efficient way of driving a different vehicle for a short time. Options range from fancy sports cars to RVs, meaning anyone with any budget will find something. The beauty of hiring a car is that all the maintenance is taken care of, and roadside assistance is often included. Rental vehicles are well looked after and therefore very reliable, reducing the likelihood of breakdowns.
If you’re a car enthusiast who owns a unique car that you’d love to take on some of the US’s classic road routes, auto transport companies can help. Older cars need to be looked after with special care to keep them in workable condition, making a cross-country trip to the start of the road trip route prohibitive. Having the car delivered to the beginning of your route saves unnecessary wear and tear on your pride and joy. But you’ll still undertake your journey in the style you’re accustomed to and make some fantastic memories together.
Buy Second Hand
In countries with robust tourism sectors, there is usually an equally robust second-hand car market, where traveling holiday makers pass cars along among themselves. While the vehicles available may not be as reliable as rentals, and you’re liable for maintenance, there are many upsides to purchasing a cheap second-hand car. There’s no time limit, so you can keep it for a few weeks, several months, or more if it’s an extended stay. Many backpackers have traveled around Australia in a Holden Kingswood station wagon fitted out with a bed in the back and curtains in the windows after customizing their purchase. And unlike a rental car, you’ll get most of the cost of the car back when it’s sold.
If arranging a spectacular road trip with a unique vehicle is too much for you to organize, there is plenty of tour companies that do it for you. Tour packages are an excellent option for foreign road trips as all the planning is taken care of for you, including accommodation and activity bookings. You can choose to take a tour where the car is the focus or the destination, so everyone is catered for. All you need to do is turn up and drive away on a fantastic vacation following the prepared itinerary.
Regardless of your interests, budget, and location, there are plenty of ways to acquire that special vehicle for going on an epic road trip.