How to rent a car?
Typically, a client knows only one or two of the basic rules regarding vehicle rental . In this regard, many do not like to rent a car and considers this service uncomfortable and expensive. To change the situation, it’s enough to remember a few simple “tricks” that will help make the service as simple, convenient and inexpensive as possible.
Do not rent at the airport
In many countries of the world car rental at the airport (as well as currency exchange and other services) is disadvantageous. In this regard, you should carefully study the availability of rental points outside the "air gate" and compare the conditions. Often, renting outside the airport is much cheaper, even taking into account the cost of a trip to the city by taxi.
Choose the right insurance conditions
The price of insurance can be a significant part of the cost of renting a car. As a rule, operators allow you to choose from several insurance options that differ in the presence / absence of a deductible, its size or other conditions. Before you save on an insurance policy, think about how confident you are in your driving skills, how well you feel on the roads of this city, and whether the cost of additional risks is worth it.
In this case, we are talking about bonuses that insurance companies and banks sometimes offer their customers. Corporate or VIP clients can be pampered with “free” insurance of rented cars both in their own country and abroad.
Choose the right car
Consider the conditions of use (the old city with narrow streets or wide country roads), fuel consumption, characteristics, cabin space, trunk volume.
Read reviews about the company and terms of service in advance. The Internet allows you to do this at no extra cost. Perhaps the offers at the bottom of the search page will turn out to be much more attractive than the “leaders” in the advertising spots at the top of it. Be interested in prices and possible payment methods.
Fuel in the tank
It is better to return a car with the required amount of fuel. Otherwise, the rental service may charge a fine or calculate the cost of fuel at a bargain price. Therefore, it is better to clarify the conditions and remember them before signing the contract. It also does not hurt to wash the car before returning.
Book in advance
If you do not do this and hope for the availability of free cars, then it is quite possible to get into a situation where the necessary models are not available, and you are offered something very expensive or something that is completely unsuitable for your needs. Optimal in this regard, companies that offer universal cars for any conditions. In the best case, when booking in advance, you can also get a discount.
Register one driver
Many rental companies require additional payment if several drivers drive the car. In this regard, you should take an interest in the conditions and plan your trips in such a way that you are driving in one person during the rental period.
Turn the car to the pick-up point
Before signing any documents, take an interest in the conditions for returning the car. Sometimes the ability to leave him in another city or at the airport is simply necessary, but usually it costs extra money. If you want to save money, it is better to return the vehicle to where you received it.
Many are taken aback by the situation when a rental company demands to freeze a guarantee deposit on a client’s account. This situation is normal for many countries of the world, so before starting the trip, take care of the balance of your payment card or increase the credit limit on it.
You may be offered additional equipment for an additional fee. And if a child seat is necessary and worth the expense, then a GPS navigator today can replace almost any modern phone.
Review and photo
Before renting a vehicle, inspect in detail by photographing it. Otherwise, you may be “hanged” by the costs of rectifying deficiencies to which you have nothing to do.
Leodrive offers car rental in Lviv at affordable prices. We are ready to answer your questions by phone, email or in person at our office.