Car rentals are another alternative for travellers who don’t want to spend much money on taxi to reach areas without proper public transportation. With proper actions, we shouldn’t pay an arm and leg to get proper car rental transportation. Here are things we should do before we rent a car:
1. Choose Car Rental Services Through Online means
We could choose car rentals by checking their websites. This is particularly important if we want to rent cars in distant countries. We should be able to choose car that matches our requirements and budget. We could also ask forums about the right car rental services in the country. Online searches could also help us reserve cars, so we could drive the car faster after we arrive to the country. There could also be budget car rentals in the country that can provide us with very attractive bargains. In general, the Internet could really give us a lot of options. We could choose the right car rental services without having to their physical offices once we arrive to the country.
2. Choose great Package Deals
There are plenty of deals available for car renters and we should be able to obtain great reduction in prices by making proper research. There could also be websites that collect prices from dozens of rental services in the destination country or city.
3. Obtain Discounts
Depending on the condition of the car, we should ask whether it is possible to obtain discounts. We should remember that we haven’t a good deal before we are able to get discounts from the service provider. Depending on the type of credit card, there could be offers for car rent discounts, especially if we are dealing with major nationwide rental service.
4. Check for Damages
Many travellers wrongly assume that their rent cars are always at perfect shape. There could be some unseen dents and scratches on the exterior. If we need to return the car to a different office branch of the rental service, people there could question why the car doesn’t have perfect external condition. If necessary, we should photograph any damage of the car before we drive it and ask for a document that explains the condition of the car. We should check all the four side and we need to bend to see the underside of the car. This should prevent the possibility of paying for damages that were not caused by us. We should check how to enable the wipers, air conditioner, navigations systems and other features.
5. Check insurance Policies
Insurance policies can be rather complex and we should be properly informed about it. We should check whether we should purchase an insurance plan from the rental company and what is the coverage. We need to make sure that the coverage is really worth the overall fee. Insurance policy options for budget car rental shouldn’t be expensive. The more expensive the car, the more important the insurance policy is.