It can probably be a lifesaver to rent a car either abroad or at your local country as it brings convenience and add savings to your costs. As you’re finalizing car hire, listed below is a checklist of things that you have to take into mind.
Driver’s license – you best expect that your license will be requested by the car rental company for every lease. As for your license, you must be sure that it’s issued by your country of residence and that you held it for a certain period according to local conditions and legislations. Aside from your driving license, international driving license will be mandatory as well in case that your license is written in a different language to the one of renting country and/or it is in characters that can’t be read in renting country.
Credit card – for all travelers, it is mandatory to provide credit card for authorization purpose. The rental company holds certain amount which is computed based on how long the rental is, applicable rate including incidental charges such as gasoline, tax and the likes. This amount is not debited but is blocked and generally released several days after rental and that all of charges are settled down.
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Identification documents – either your national identity card or a valid passport must be carried all time most especially if you’re renting cars abroad. Yes it is true that the said items are important for car hire companies, below are further tips you must take into mind before selecting a rental company.
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Number 1. Insurance – while the cost of insurance can be high in most countries, still it is best to have one as this serves as protection to unforeseen expenses. Reputable car rental firms include third party insurance most of the time, which is used to cover third party property as well as cars but doesn’t cover the vehicle you’re driving. Hence, it will be advisable always to buy even basic insurance as it is going to be more affordable solution if there’s damage even if you must pay extra.
Number 2. Thoroughly check the rental car – before driving away, be sure that the car is free from any internal and external damages. And as a proof and as added safety precaution at the same time, take photos of the car.
Number 3. Equipment and extras – it’s best that you have a navigation system such as a GPS to avoid losing on your way and waste time while you’re on new ground. It will certainly be a cheaper option to have GPS but there are occasions that this feature is already included in the package being offered by the car hire company.