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Car Rental Tips For a Vacation Trip

Traveling is a passion for many people and if the vacation destination is glamorous Santorini Island then travel charm increases with hypnotic sunset, delightful weathers, lovely beaches, Luxury spa hotels, culture, beautiful landscape, and light crowds. Few car rental tips can help you to have a comfortable and cost effective journey to Santorini Island.

Renting a car is the best way to take the charm of entire beauty of Santorini as per your convenience, which can provide you optimum travel charm with freedom and flexibility. But some times the rental cars create complications, because of your lack of understanding in car hire which, leads to put you in trouble with your car rental company. Before you go for car rentals, following tips should be taken care of:

Choosing a suitable car is one of the most vital decisions to double the charm of traveling. If you are having a trip with small children then you have to think of a specious car with all luxury arrangements that can provide you comfort during the journey. If you are looking for cost effective and cheap rental rates, you should go for small car models.

Size of the car is not the only factor, but you should try to choose the car which is environment friendly along with auto transmission system. Never forget to check whether car Rental Company is offering something extra. As there are a large number of car rental companies in Santorini, you can find all information about the cars as well as the terms and conditions online by visiting their car hire sites.

Reserve or booking your car:

Before booking your car think how long will you need a rent car? If you are looking for a long vacation more than a week then you should choose the Santorini local car hire companies, because they have a very good idea about the tourist spots based in Santorini and you will get rent cars in cheap rates.

For better rates you can search the booking engines to get an overall idea to know the availability of the competitors’ rates. You can have an internet search of car rental companies’ websites for a better price comparison rates. After a thorough comparison of the rates of various car rental companies, you can book your car online best suits to your preferences and budget. Never forget to ask for discounts and special offers to your car rental company.

Be aware of the cost of car rentals:

It is wise able to see the cost of car rentals including airport surcharges, insurances, state & local taxes, Gasoline bills, additional driver fees and drop off fees. It is essential for you to know these extra charges; otherwise your trip will be ended up paying the amount more than your expectation and budget.

Steps to follow at the time of returning your rent cars:

1) Before returning the car always fill the gasoline tank by yourself, so that you have to pay the amount of gas actually you have used.
2) Avoid filling the tank at near by gas station to airport, the price is expected to be very high. Feel your gasoline tank few miles away from the airport.
3) Return the rent car at the stipulated time period. It shouldn’t be too earlier and too late
4) To be agreed upon any damage, be sure the check -in attendant look over the body of the car in your presence.

Car Rental Tips For Your Next Vacation

On a recent trip to Indiana I needed to rent a car. Prior to my trip I looked online at various car rental companies. I compared prices for the sized vehicle I needed. Since it was only me and a friend I opted for a full sized car, which turned out to be an Impala.

When I returned the car the following day it came time to pay the bill. Much to my shock and amazement the car that I had rented for what I though would be “x” amount dollars turned out to be “x” amount dollars plus “x” amount of dollars more. In other words there were hidden fees.

This brings me to tip number one. Check all of the fine print when it comes to renting a vehicle. You would be surprised what they hide in there. Most of the time your larger companies such as Enterprise, Hertz and Avis put everything up front and only tack on additional fees for services that you request that will cost extra such as insurance.

That leads me into my second car rental tip. If you have your own car insurance check to see what kind of coverage it includes when you rent a car. Getting the car rental insurance is one of the biggest scams going. OK well it is not really a scam, it is legit, they just inflate the price on you. If you have your own car insurance that covers the basics when you rent a car you do not need to get the car rental company’s insurance. Save the extra $25 to $100 per day they will charge you.

My final tip I want to go over is checking the fuel tank on the vehicle that you rent. Make sure you know the fuel level on the rental car. Also make sure that you have the person from the car rental company write it down. Their policy might be for you to return the car with a full tank of gas but if they only give it to you with a quarter tank of gas, that isn’t very fair is it? No of course not.

So make sure they know that if you get it with a quarter tank of gas they are getting it back with a quarter tank of gas. Chances are that will not happen especially if you rent from a reputable car rental company. If you try a fly by night place you take some major chances on a lot of services.

Before you return the car make sure the gas level is at where it was when you picked the car up. The car rental company adds on anywhere from $0.10 to $0.20 per gallon extra on top of the current days gas prices. Since gas is already at an all time high, I doubt you want to pay anymore than you have to. So put gas in it before you get back to the car rental agency.

Renting a car is not a big hassle and usually doesn’t turn out to be one. However, if you get lazy on the simple things it can turn into a nightmare that could cost you a lot of money it should not have.

 

Rental Tips and Repairing Car Coolant

There are lots of websites online that give tips regarding renting cheap cars. If you are thinking of renting a car, you should be first of all learning those tips. The tips will be helping you to take a good decision while you rent a car. While renting a car, you must be looking at a lot of things – and not just the pricing of the car. While renting a car, the person would surely be with certain ideas. Try to match the ideas with the characteristic features and configuration of the car that you are thinking to finalize. You should be having a look at the rental charges as well.

Are you thinking of spending your vacation with your family? If that’s the case, then you would need a pretty bigger car that would fit the whole family. On the other hand, if you are thinking of renting a car to enjoy your honeymoon, you would need a coupe or something. You might already know that there are different varieties and types of cars – and depending on your needs, you should be going with the right car type. There is no use of renting a big car, if only you and your wife is travel in it. So, take a decision after thinking well about it.

Those were some details regarding the renting process of a car. Besides that, there are lots of stuffs that you should be learning if you are thinking of renting a car. While choosing a car, you must be having some ideas regarding the various components of the car as well. If that’s the case, you’ll be able to make out whether a car would be functioning well even before trying it on your own.

For example, if the coolant of the car is not working well, the engine’s temperature will be rising well more than the actual level. And this is something which will be creating trouble. If you know this thing, you would surely replace coolant of your car at the right time. For more car rental tips, you should be having a look at the various automobile sites the online way. Such sites would be helping you to research the required information without spending much money.

Online Car Rental Tips

So you are planning a holiday and have come to the part when you need to book in a rental car. This can sometimes be a daunting task, as you search endless websites to find exactly what you are looking for.

There are so many things to consider when you are booking a rental car. First of all, you will want to make sure that you can collect the rental car from the exact location you need it. Although there are some websites that will allow you to put in an airport as your pick up and drop off location, some local car hire agents do not have access to the airport and will therefore, either provide you with a shuttle service to the closest depot, or in some cases, will expect you to make your own way to their depot. This can be a very frustrating process as you must wait for the shuttle both on arrival and departure or organise your own way to get to their depot.

The next thing is the price. If you have not already realised, some car rental agents will advertise cars at low daily rate this is often the basic rental, once the administration fee and airport surcharges have been added, it can change the amount quite substantially.

Then there is insurance, although it seems to be very confusing, the best advice is to take out premium cover wherever possible or arrange your own travel insurance. Remember you may have a good driving record, but you cannot speak for the other drivers on the road. Whatever you decide, make sure you have a very clear understanding on what you are insured for. When booking a hire car over the internet, you should be able to access terms and conditions of the rental, including insurance fees. This may mean a few minutes clarifying with the car hire agent, what you are liable for and in what circumstances.

You also want to ensure where you can drive the vehicle – does the car rental company have an “area of use”? Local operators may do, check it out in the Terms and Conditions before booking. National companies allow most of their vehicles to go throughout the country. In most instances, rental cars are not permitted to be driven on unsealed non gazetted roads. So if you plan to drive a long distances to remote areas, just make sure it is allowable before you book.

If you have any queries about car rental online, try to contact the agent before you book, because some agents will charge cancellation fees as they believe you have read the terms and conditions that they have provided on their websites.

For hassle free online car rental bookings, find a site that compares prices between a number of agents. This will save you time and the frustration of searching for endless hours on the internet. Then if you do have any queries, you can just email through your questions regarding any vehicle listed on the website.