Just in case you are planning a road trip for your summer holidays or for any purpose, you would do well to consider hiring a car if you don’t own one. Hiring a car gives you the liberty to explore and adventure without any restrictions. It also saves you time to get to your destination. Before signing the agreement with a rental company, here are a few issues you need to critically think about:
Fees and taxes included
On top of car rental fees, most car hire companies include extra charges and at times these are never revealed to you until you reach their customer desk. Some of these ‘extra fees’ are concession fees and facility charges. Before making your payment online or through a travel agent, ensure that you are made aware of any added fees otherwise you will be surprised when you go to pick the car.
Thinking through the issues in this article will help you enjoy your road trip.
Your preferred car rental must have insurance coverage for the hired car. There are the collision or loss damage waiver, supplementary loss protection and the personal accident insurance. You must carefully consider each of them as they are known to be complicated and costly because the cost of insurance cover for personal loss or damage can at times exceed your car rental fees.
|Never rush to hire a car for your road trip otherwise it might turn out to be your worst experience ever.|
Location of the car hire company
The area where the car hire company is situated matters a lot concerning how much you will pay. Those found at the airport tend to have higher rental costs compared to those in downtown who charge moderately. So if you are not in a hurry you can ignore those at the airport and go to the small city center companies. You will even be able to negotiate hiring terms unlike the ones at the airport.
Check and confirm the car’s condition
Before accepting the car, take your time to inspect it and see that it’s in good condition and very efficient on the road. Check for any damages and scratches to ensure that the car is road worthy. Also, check to see if it complies with the road regulations and laws of the areas you are visiting. Choose a vehicle that will be convenient for you to use. It would be annoying to have a car that often breaks down during your trip.
Never rush to hire a car for your road trip otherwise it might turn out to be your worst experience ever. Always take your time to read through the agreement’s terms and conditions to see if you will be able to comply with them. Don’t forget to abide by the driving laws of your destination and more importantly, study the place you are going carefully and where possible carry a map with you.