6 Tips To rent a car hassle free

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Renting a car can lead to confusion as there are so many options such as booking online, choosing a car rental firm, selecting a car, should there be a baby seat and so on. These days there are several websites that are platforms that bring together leaders in the car rental business like Hertz and the consumer. One can fill a simple form and get quotes from 3-5 firms and this will allow you to not just compare prices but what each firm offers as part of the service.

To rent a car hassle free, keep in mind:

1. That you must know what you need and how much you are willing to spend. Learn what commonly used vehicle classification systems are and what is meant by the terms “compact, mid-size, luxury and so on.”

2. Always check car rental sites and web directories for “specials” , many companies have schemes for long term use, weeklong specials, and week end deals. These specials are meant to give a price break or discount on rentals. Check what promotions are current and what these deals include. Also many car rental firms offer discounts for early bookings.

3. Read through the offer document carefully and check if there will be charges over and above the rate for: collision damage waiver fees; a deposit or refundable charge; airport surcharge; drop off/collection charges; fuel charges; mileage fees; taxes; additional driver fees; equipment rental fees and so on.

4. Find out whether the car rental firm computes costs based on unlimited mileage; additional charge per mile; free miles with pre-imposed limits.

5. Check whether your auto insurance covers car rentals. If not does your credit card provide coverage or will you need to avail of auto insurance from the car rental firm?

6. Check what documents the car rental firm will need and ensure that all documentation is complete well before your departure date.

Be sure to ask for a confirmation in writing of your booking and find out what their 24/7 contact numbers are. Ensure that you protect your rights by finding out about who is responsible for fuel repairs and so on.

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