A car rental company in Adelaide says it can’t recommend a car rental anywhere in the world.
The company’s website says that a car can be “an essential tool for anyone wanting to be part of a family”.
But it’s not exactly the way you would expect a rental company to suggest a car.
A company spokesperson said that car rental agencies had been doing their best to make the advice available but that it could be difficult for people to find an agent that’s knowledgeable about the industry and can advise them on the right car.
“If you’re looking for a car, it’s definitely a good idea to get a quote from a car service provider that knows their industry and has an excellent relationship with their clients,” the spokesperson said.
“This way you can get a clear and reliable quote that’s not going to go to a rental agency that’s been doing things the wrong way.”
The quote you get from a rental agent will not necessarily be the one that you’re going to get back.
“There’s a difference between a car that’s being used as an everyday vehicle and a car you’d like to rent as a family car.”
The spokesperson said it’s important to be careful when comparing cars with the same manufacturer.
“You should always look at the cars and make sure that you know what you’re getting into,” the company spokesperson told ABC Radio Adelaide.
“It could be that the car you’re talking about is going to be a good value for money and you might need to rent it for a couple of years to get the car back.”
The spokeswoman said it was possible to rent a car online or via a car-sharing program but the website recommended that people call their local car rental agency to make sure the company was not going against the industry standard.
“As a general rule of thumb, we recommend you check out the local car-share service providers that offer a vehicle as a rental instead of renting it online,” the spokesman said.