You have decided to rent a car during your trip to a busy city. Arriving at the car rental company, you realize that the price would be much higher to have hired on the hour, both the cost of the chair for your child, an additional driver for the wife and GPS to guide the way.
Upon delivery of the car at the end of the trip, an additional fee was charged for some damage to the vehicle that you had not previously noticed. Could these and other headaches have been avoided? See these tips for renting a car without a catch.
- Hire The Insurance Company
The car rental companies offer insurance packages with protection against theft and robbery, fire, total loss of the vehicle by collision or accident, personal and material damages and damages against third parties, according to each rental company. You can hire from more basic packages to more complete kits, for an increase in value.
- Inform The Additional Driver At The Time Of Renting A Car
You rented a car in your name, but in the middle of the trip did you think it would be okay for your boyfriend to take control of the steering wheel for a few miles? Forget it!
If your driver’s name has not been informed as an additional driver and you are in the middle of driving you are in an accident, it is very likely that the insurer will refuse to pay for the repair. Worse yet, whoever will take that account will be you. So always inform the additional drivers.
- Check Everything In The Package
The famous fine print of contracts can tell you a lot about car rentals (as well as anything you hire). For example, car rental companies are not responsible for personal belongings and values left on the vehicle after the return.
Be careful also with traffic violations: the responsibility on them is the renter, even if the notification of a fine has arrived after the contract closes. As well as reading the general conditions of the insurance, you must also read the terms and conditions of the car rental.
- Evaluate The State Of The Rented Vehicle
The moment you receive the car, even before driving, it is essential to do a complete survey. From the bodywork to the fuel level. If there is anything wrong, now is the time to speak.
- Calculate Fuel Costs
The price of the daily rate is not the only one to be taken into consideration. Remember that the amount of gasoline should be calculated as well since it can significantly affect the final value of the trip. If the route you are going to take has tolls, do not forget to put them in the account.