It is recommended to make a meticulous research prior to car renting. Compare the fares and facilities offered by various companies. This can be easily done online by browsing their websites. Also, contact the local car dealer
on phone as some times they might have some special packages that are not updated online.
List all the queries before making a call. Make a note of the price, car availability, taxes, surcharges, or 'additional charges'. Some of the car rental companies also have tie ups with hotels and airlines. So, consider these factors before selecting a car for rent.
The rent varies with the car segment. It is always economical to rent a small car
than high-end cars as they gives good mileage and have less rental charge.
There are separate clauses for driving the car out of state. Take a detail of the same from the company to avoid any future conflicts. In addition, make a note of all the do's & don’ts before you finalize the booking. It is also important to elucidate with any special instruction because ignorance can lead to pay big, huge bills.
Examine the car for minute details like missing or broken material, accessories, and scratches before renting it. Car rental companies always give the car with a full tank and it is necessary to return the car with fuel filled tank, otherwise they will charge extra money with the rent. Also, ensure that none of the personal belongings are left inside the car or in the trunk.
Return the car to the agency on scheduled time because sometimes they charge for whole day if the car is returned late by only hours.
Avoid renting a car from airport as in airports some additional fees are imposed on car rent such as airport surcharges, drop-off fees or taxes levied by local government. It is advisable to rent a car from a suburban location to cut down extra expenses.
Use the car carefully as any damage to the car can lead to pay extra amount with rent. Make sure that the rental attendant inspects the car in your presence and verify the rental agreement carefully before they add any extra charges with final bill.