Renting a car is one viable option when you plan to roam around a city or may be a country for having a fun filled vacation experience. In some major suburbs, choosing car rental service over other options is a much practical and wise decision. For example, you may need to look for appropriate car rental services in Toronto while moving around the city because along with offering invaluable advantage, the car rental companies make sure your vacations are a real stress buster and extends all sorts of safety support which is required for tourists as well as local residents.
However, sometimes, it barely matters how clever customers may be, they often fall prey to various invisible or hidden costs, unmentioned or under mentioned rules or clause which leads to disappointment that covers up all excitement related to the trip around a particular location. The feeling of being fooled surrounds you!
Given below is a list of activities which you should consider before actually signing a rental agreement with any expensive or cheap car rentals.
Make sure that you understand insurance terms Buying rental insurance always supports a safe play by making sure you are covered if something unexpected happens. It is better to consult your credit card company whether you are already covered or not because buying rental insurance may be a total waste of money in case your credit card providers have already covered you. Also, make sure you are not paying any inappropriate sum of money towards cover that car rental services may offer. Read the entire clause and conditions of insurance cover availed from outside and make sure you understand what you are paying for and that you can claim the money without much headache.
Know the restricted areas There can be several locations that prevent rented cars from entering into the habitat. For example few roads on the Maui Island don’t allow rental cars to cross over and enjoy the ride. Similarly, only few car models may be allowed in some parts of Toronto. Travelling in such parts with a rented car may lead to violence of rules and may also be responsible for making your credit card insurance void. Therefore, a little knowledge about such places may save you big bucks and you may enjoy uninterrupted riding experience within the approved limit.
Keep a check on the car’s mileage
Not all car rental services include option for using unlimited mileage. However, after some free kilometers you are charged fair sum of money for each kilometer that you cover with the rented car. In such situations, you should keep an eagle’s eye on your car’s mileage so you don’t end up emptying your pockets.
Fuel service option This may work in case of the travelers who may want to return emptied tank while returning the car, else it’s of no worth to those who may have a chance of leaving enough fuel in the tank on returning the vehicle. Therefore, avoid availing any such option of getting a full tank fuelled up because this is something you can get from outside if needed. Paying in advance for full tank is a big ‘No’ that you should consider whether you need the car for long rides or a small hangout.