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Rental Car Boot Packing Tips for Your Next Road Trip

Car boot packing tips

Want to make sure your rental car has enough room for everyone and the luggage, too? No worries. Get the most space out of your rental car by following the tips below.

  1. Book the right vehicle: When searching with VroomVroomVroom, the results will display some helpful icons beneath each car, highlighting the number of seats and doors—as well as the luggage capacity. If you’ll be travelling with a larger group or extra luggage, consider an SUV or a van.
  2. Pack systematically: When packing, try grouping your luggage methodically, going by size, shape, or fragility. Think of it like you’re playing Tetris with your luggage, and utilise the space as efficiently as possible to get the most out of it.
  3. Leave bulky items at home: If your rental car is on the smaller side, you may need to leave things like extra pillows and blankets at home. Try to limit the amount of leisure equipment you bring, too, as well as any large unessential belongings. Start with the essentials like clothes, camping gear, and your first aid kit, and then decide what else you’d like—and are able—to bring.
  4. Consider renting a campervan instead: If you’re worried that a rental car may not have the space you need, then consider a campervan for some extra room. If you’d like to compare campervan rates, search here.
  5. Leave adequate room for passengers: For safety reasons, it’s important you don’t place your luggage in and around the passenger seats. Plus, nobody likes to spend hours in the back of a cluttered car.