Did you know that when you hire a car for 2 days and 20 minutes, car hire companies charge you for 3 days? Surely 2 days 20 minutes is closer to 2 days than it is to 3 days! This happened to me last week and thanks to the tough economic times, I now put all my invoices under the microscope.  When I realized that the car hire company had charged me for 3 days, I asked them to explain to me why. Thankfully they had enough sense not to argue with me and they re-adjusted the invoice and charged me for 2 days instead. In the process, I saved myself a whopping R700.

Next time you hire a car, check out how many days they are charging you for & make sure you are not ripped off!