Courtesy of Sixt
Summer travel is officially in full swing, and car rental company Sixt wants to help travelers plan the best road trips with up to 25% off cars.
Travelers who book and begin a prepaid rental with the company in the United States by Aug. 26 can receive the discount, according to the European car rental company. The reservation must be for five to 27 days.
The sale is valid for all types of cars except sports and luxury cars, and each rental must be returned by Aug. 31.
The discount is available at participating Sixt locations in the U.S.: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa in Florida; San Diego in California; Denver and Aspen in Colorado; Phoenix in Arizona; Las Vegas in Nevada; Albuquerque in New Mexico; at the Washington Dulles International Airport and in Baltimore in Maryland; Charlotte in North Carolina; Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston in Texas; and Maui in Hawaii.
Extra features like additional protection packages, baby seats, and GPS are excluded from the offer, according to the rental company.
Sixt, voted one of the best car rental companies by Travel Leisure readers, has been expanding in the U.S. and now features more than 2,000 locations in more than 105 countries, according to the company.
The increased interest could be driven by the airline industry's widespread cancellations and delays, which has been blamed on a combination of staffing shortages and air traffic control problems. As a result, several airlines have preemptively slashed summer schedules and London's Heathrow Airport even asked carriers to stop selling tickets this summer in an effort to keep up.
Travelers planning a road trip with a car rental can still score a cheaper deal by avoiding unnecessary added insurance costs (their credit card, personal car insurance, or travel insurance may cover the vehicle) and opting out of extras like a toll transponder or GPS navigation system.
Alison Fox is a contributing writer for Travel + Leisure. When she's not in New York City, she likes to spend her time at the beach or exploring new destinations and hopes to visit every country in the world. Follow her adventures on Instagram.