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10 tips for successful short-term car rental:
1. Before booking your car!
Pay attention to what are the car rental requirements regarding age and driving experience. Mostly, car can be rented to persons who have reached the age of 21 and have at least 1 year driving experience, while more expensive cars - only from the age of 25. Also check if you have a valid driver"s license and credit card. If you only have a debit card, thecar rental can refuse their service. When planning your budget of the trip, note that additionallyto the car rental fee, a riskinsurance of the vehicle will be reserved onyour credit card.
2. What kind of car will I get?
Choosing and booking the car only by the photos on the internet, keep in mind that the car rental guarantees you the appropriate class of car, not a specific car marque and model. If the reserved class of caris no longer available, the car rental must offer you a higher class of caron the pre-agreed price. Specific model of a car you can get only if it is particularly presented in the car rental offer, usually –for a higher price.
3. What is included in the rental price?
When doing a car rental reservation, pay attention to what is included in the car rental price - what is the allowed haul, if there is all the necessary equipment and services (winter tires, child seat, additional driver, etc.), whether there is any hidden costs?
4. Get familiar with the terms of the contract!
Before signing the contract, make sure that you understand the content of it.
5. Perform visual inspection of the car!
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6. Make sure about the insurance!
Checkif the car rental fee includes insurance against damage, theft, etc. Make sure that the insurance meets your needs and what are the exceptions to cases in which the insurer does not cover losses. For an additional fee, risk can be reduced. In some countries with low car parking culture, we suggest insurance without a risk.
7. What kind of fuel to fill?
Make sure you know what type of fuel to use, as well as other provisions relating to fuel. Mostly, car rental provides a full fuel tank and determines that the car must be returned with full tank; otherwise an additional fee is determined.
8. If you go outside the country.
If your travel plans include traveling outside the country, inform the car rental, because in separate groups of cars can be a prohibition on traveling to certain countries. Going outside the European Union is likely to require additional documentation.
9. Auto Return - Take the time!
Plan enough time for the car return. We recommend returning the car in the car rental working hours’ time and get the car rental’s employees assurance that there is no additional damage to the car. In this way avoiding situations where you are charged anaddition fee for to the damages, which you did not make.
10. Additional fee. For what?
If you received abill showing the additional charges, such as for damage or missing fuel, make sure the bill is accompanied by additional documentation demonstrating the need for an extra charge. If you received a penalty for traffic offenses, which are not paid, the car rentalhas theright to charge you additionallyfor that to the car rental fees. Mostly, the car rental will charge you additionally for administrative costs. If the car rental has chargedyou a lot of money from your credit cardimproperly, contact your bank representative and ask to review the deal.