Having a vehicle offers the advantage of saving much of your time than waiting for the public transportation to pick you each time to go somewhere. But, this also comes with lots to take care such as the hidden costs for that you may not be prepared. Here are some valuable tips to hiring a car or vehicle:
Get basic package
Save money by hiring a car offering basic package. The hiring firms are expensive. You can find online agents of major players, but book directly from the major companies and enjoy the benefits. You need not go for any offers as additional, as it may be expensive.
Carry your child car seats
Child seats are tricky and are also a waste of money. The booster seats also cost more and are overpriced. So, if you are flying on a charter airline, you can take the child sear or else check with low-cost airlines, while booking for the charges, yet it makes sense to carry along.
Buy excess insurance
Renting a car, includes covering insurance for a write-off, and the car hiring firms get you buying CDW insurance. This is actually expensive as they happen to charge much for a week as £150, in comparison to buying independently that costs £33.
Ignore sales talks
Do not buy insurance or get carried by their sales talks of buying CDW insurance. They will try selling undercarriage insurance, tire, and windscreen wheel. Avoid these talks getting into your head. on refusing extra cover, the hiring firm will charge excess on your card by getting it pre-authorized and this is normal, let them go ahead. Finally, you have to pay for the fuel charges.
Check mileage, fuel policy and other extras
Check the mileage and for the fuel policy, before paying or giving away the details of your credit card. Many firms insist on the policy of full to empty on three or four-day rentals. You may pay for fuel full tank and bring it empty, but in case you are not using as much as required you pay for the fuel you never used. So, consider going for short rentals.
Note all, the video, damage or photograph of the car
While hiring a car, do not miss out on this such as going round the car, looking for damage such as even minor scratch. Check the interiors; spare wheel is undamaged and inflated, check for fuel and record mileage. Get the damages marked on the sheet and the rental hiring desk to sign it. If you do not get it signed, nothing can stop the firm from asking you for damage caused at the end. Once signed, you are free from disputes, take digital pictures or video as extra proof.
Driving license details
The driving license details keep changing and if you do not know it may affect hiring a car. To avoid any sort of confusion, hold your paper license always. Also remember, to hire companies quoting you can carry license as normal and the hiring company may check your passport with the photo card of your driving license.