When to book car?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by la79al, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. la79al

    la79al DIS Veteran

    May 24, 2005
    Our trip is not until January and to be honest, I don't know exactly when or where we will be renting BUT, we will need a minivan so I really need to get the best price possible. A lot of the codes I see expire by June. Do I book now and add a code later or does anyone know when I would be able to book with the code? After trying to figure out transportation, booking ADRs and scheduling for 7 people will be a breeze :cool1:.
  2. Shelly F - Ohio

    Shelly F - Ohio Disney Extraordinaire

    Feb 22, 2004
    I have found the best time to book is 2 weeks before my trip. That is when the last minute rates are released by the rental car companies. And yes if you book a van and find a code later you can rebook using the code. As to when you can book with a code it depends on what time frame the code is good for.
    In mid Dec look on the this board for the thread started for the Jan 2013 codes. and see what codes are posted and what works for the type of vehicle you need.
  3. ChildAtHeart82

    ChildAtHeart82 DIS Veteran

    Apr 9, 2010
    Like PP said you will probably find your cheapest rates 2 weeks to a month before your rental date. Leading up to then if you find a price you're comfortable with, I would book it because there's always a chance prices will go up or there won't be availability. Read the fine print but most rental reservations have a very lenient cancellation policy (48 hours before if not less). After that keep checking and if you find something cheaper cancel and rebook. :)

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