The vacation is over and it is time to add up the costs. Instead of flying and renting a car, we just rented a car from Hertz for the long car trip (2,200 miles total in 1 week). For $200, it was money well spent.
- In terms of wear/tear, we easily saved money at a cost below 10 cents per miles.
- We were a good 14 hours from our home during most of the trip. Had something happened with our car, we would have had to deal with getting it fixed, arranging alternative transportation, and possibly paying for extra hotel accommodations. With a rental car, a mechanical breakdown means calling Hertz and having them deal with it.