Tips & Tricks when renting a car

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Renting a car is the best thing when you want to get somewhere else, during a vacation for example. Although the rental procedure is not very complicated, you need to pay attention to details that can make your life very easy later. We tell you what to look out for when renting a car in this article.

  • Choose your rental company carefully. Allocate time for minimal research and search the internet for the opinions of those who have already used the services of that company. These reviews are very important and you will make an informed choice.
  • If you have more options available, don't necessarily opt for the one with the lowest rates, you may regret it later. And when it comes to prices, make sure that local car rental companies usually have higher prices.
  • Generally, you must be between 18 and 70 years old to rent a car, but you may need to pay an additional fee if you are under 20 or over 70 years old.
  • Most rental companies only accept credit cards. The person signing the contract and using the car must have a credit card or debit card in his name, and the card must have sufficient funds to cover the deposit amount. The deposit will be returned after the time expires, if all conditions have been met. There are companies that accept cash payments, both for rent and for deposit, but it is possible that the rental prices may be higher.
  • The amount considered as a deposit varies from company to company. This money will be returned if all conditions have been met.
  • To rent a car, you usually only need an identity card and a driver's license.
  • Regarding the kilometers traveled, you have no cause for concern, you can cover as many kilometers as you need, but you still have to read the information in the contract carefully.
  • Beware of insurance, if you want everything covered, including theft, you may have to pay an additional fee.
  • Check the machine very carefully when picking it up. Any problem needs to be documented, otherwise you may be responsible for it. You need to see if the windows, the lamps work, if there is no damage.
  • If you want to take the car out of the country, find out if the supplier applies border taxes.
  • Read the contract carefully, and if you do not understand something ask, before signing the document.
  • You have the option of prepaid fuel. You can choose to bring it with the tank full.
  • It is possible to hand over the car to another location than you took it, but you may need to pay an additional fee for this.
  • Always check carefully the conditions of the rental company: what amount is blocked as a deposit, what types of cards are accepted.
  • You don't have to be very picky about cars in terms of the color or type of car, this may take more money out of your pocket. After all, you only need a good car for a short time.
  • Remember that if you book online it is very possible to have much better offers.
  • Don't wait until the last minute to make a reservation.

Read, check, always find out when you need to rent a car.