10 things to ask before renting a car

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  • 10 THINGS TO ASK BEFORE RENTING A CAR

    Car rental service has become widely available worldwide. Agencies offering such service is found in almost everywhere, but the quality of service and the rate differs, thus, choosing the company to transact with is very important and here are some questions to ask your self before renting a car. This may aid you in choosing a rental agency to transact with.

    1. What are the requirements for renting a car?

    Rental companies sometimes ask for documents from their clients for security. Some of which are proof of address, drivers license and auto insurance, if any.

    2. What is the mode of payment?

    Credit card is one of the most reliable modes of payment, making it more acceptable to some companies. It was once even a requirement for car rental services; however, many companies now accept other modes of payment, other than credit card.

    3. Does it make a difference if I book during the weekends?

    Some rental companies offer lower rates for rentals made during the weekends than those made during the week.

    4. Is there insurance for damages and loss? Am I required to purchase it?

  • Insurance against accidents or robbery is offered by car rental companies, but your own auto insurance, if any, may cover for the loss.

    5. What is the latest time I can return the car?

    It is important to know when you should return the car because it might not correspond with the time that you needed it, and you would end up returning it beyond what was supposed to be, thus, incurring additional cost.

    6. How much will I be charged for returning the car beyond the agreed time?

    Due to some unanticipated events, you cannot avoid going beyond the agreed time and it would be best to know just how much it would cost you.

    7. What is the maximum distance that I can travel?

    Rental companies set limit as to how far you may take the car, and it is one of the first things you must know.

    8. How much will it cost me if I exceed from the maximum distance set by the rental agency?

    Rental agencies keep track record of the mileage of the vehicle from the moment you set off from the lot up to the time you return. Excess will result to additional charges.

    9. What are other fees added to the rental fee?

    Price is the very first thing a customer would ask before buying a good or considering a service, but sometimes we neglect to ask for additional fees which is a very important thing to know.

    10. What is the rule regarding the fuel content of the car?

    Some companies would require clients to return the car with full tank of fuel, some would want it empty and some want it the same level as when it was rented

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