Renting an SUV or a Truck can be a new experience for a lot of people on vacation. We understand that here at Alaska 4×4 Rentals, which is why we’re happy to provide you with some easy tips for making it an enjoyable ride.
Here are 4 things not to do when renting a vehicle:
1. Gas Station Checks
This is an easy one to forget. If you have a big Alaskan travel excursion planned for your stay here, it’s important to first check out where gas stops are available. Though there are plenty at your disposal by cities like Anchorage, once you head up north, they become scarcer. Do a little research to ensure you’re going to keep the tank filled up just fine.
2. Only Considering Cars
It’s common to consider a rental “car” when going on vacation, but we’re here to tell you, especially in the state of Alaska, you want to upgrade to an SUV or Truck. There’s a lot of rugged terrain and wild weather here. Be sure you’re going to survive it in a sturdy rental vehicle.
3. Driving at Night
Depending on the type of driver you are, it is strongly recommended that you lay down on the miles at nighttime – especially if you’re out in the national parks where wildlife is abundant. Don’t risk hitting a moose on your first night out.
4. Leaving The Door Unlocked
Sure, Alaska is a quaint, beautiful, and happy place to visit. However, that doesn’t mean it’s immune from crime and theft. While exploring and hiking, be sure to lock the rental vehicle just like you would your car at home.
By following these tips, your Alaskan vacation is already off to an excellent start.
And remember, above all, we want you to experience Alaska firsthand. That can only happen with a rental vehicle.