When The A to Z of Renting a Car
When you rent a car there are things that you should know before doing this. One thing that you should do is make sure that you do when you pick up the car is use a credit card and not cash. Make sure that you are using a credit card and not a debit card because there are some rental companies that will check your credit score. They do this to make sure that you can pay any of the charges for your rental card. With a regular credit card, they usually do not check your credit but may put a hold on some of the money that is on your credit card until you return the car. One thing to remember is that most companies will not accept a prepaid credit card.
You should also make sure that you keep a minimum the number of drivers that can drive the car. The drivers should also be over the age of twenty-five. It does not matter if the driver has a spotless record the car rental company will see those under that age as a possible liability. Therefore, if any drivers are under the age of twenty-five and you have them on the driver list you will pay extra even if they do not drive. You should try to list only two drivers because you will be paying extra, even if they are over the age of twenty-five. Car rental companies feel two drivers are enough.
Before renting a car, make sure that you check your insurance policy to see if they cover rental cars. You can get the insurance that you need from the car rental agency but generally it is very high and you should only use it if you have too. Some credit card companies may offer some type of car insurance for rental cars if you use that credit card to pay for the rental. So look for other options before you choose the car insurance that the agency offers.
Many people have a rental car there waiting for them to pick up or else will rent them from the airport. What many people do not realize is that when they rent directly from a car agency at the airport they are paying for the right to have a car available immediately after getting off the plane. It is a bit higher renting a car at the airport because the car rental agency has to pay the airport for the using space there to rent cars. Take a taxi to a car rental place off airport grounds in order to save money.
It is also important that you fill up the tank of the rental car before you turn it back in. It will be cheaper because if you let the car agency fill up the tank it could be double what you would pay if you did it yourself. Make sure that you also bring the car back on time so you are not charged a day’s fee or late charge.