You’re standing in line after a long flight, and all you really want to do is check into your hotel room and relax for a minute to collect your thoughts. But you know that at the end of that line is a clerk who will try to upsell you on a host of goodies that all sound great. Ditch the gut instinct to say no immediately. There may be a good reason to say yes to a few of these upgrades.
GPS Unit: Yes
There are too many reasons why you should say yes to a GPS upgrade. A car rental in Cayman Island doesn’t come with a map. Even the best prepared itinerary is going to have some down times, and it won’t account for traffic. Plus, a GPS unit will give you advanced warning of conditions on the ground. Locals are already familiar with the pacing, so it will benefit everyone if you are prepared for lane changes and able to transition safely.
A GPS unit is a small upgrade that won’t cost much. Using a phone while driving is illegal in Grand Cayman, and GPS units also come pre-programmed with points of interest you’re not likely to stumble upon in traditional means.
Body and Style Upgrades: Maybe
This upgrade would let you choose the kind of style you want your car to come in. Usually, people opt for the basic economy class, but there are various reasons to upgrade when you rent a car in Grand Cayman. For one, you’re on vacation! Step outside your comfort zone and drive the kind of car you’ve always wanted to drive.
Those with larger families may want to upgrade to an SUV for the extra space. The same goes for smaller families with lots of luggage. Grand Cayman tends to attract a lot of extended visitors, so many people who stay for long periods prefer a car that is closer to what they drive at home.
Credit cards do offer car insurance, but the question is whether they will cover whatever specific accident may befall you. Some companies also may not offer insurance in a particular region or part of the world. In these situations, it’s helpful to take on the extra charges for the peace of mind. You probably won’t be involved in an accident. That doesn’t mean that you should forego planning for one.
Andys Rent-A-Car offers visitors a Cayman Islands car for hire at airports and locations around Grand Cayman. Andy’s Rent-A-Car offers GPS upgrades and quality car rentals.