Renting a car needs critical analysis about the choice of the vehicle you need to have which directly depends on the type of the journey you are planning. There are certain rules to follow when renting a car and number one is to view the car with the eyes of an engineer.
If you are renting a car for the first time remember that a test drive is required, even if it is a short journey. This way you will know if the car is showing issues before you rented it.
One of the minor but important information you need to have about the car you are renting is to locate its fuel gauge. Different models of cars have it located differently; some models have indicators on where the fuel tank is while some newer models leave you clueless about its location. It is better to locate it at the time you are renting the car.
Another thing to keep in mind is to save the fuel recipe with you so that the rental car company doesn’t bother you with the additional charges of an empty tank.
A simple rule to follow when returning the car is not to delay it and take it back to the company on the scheduled time. This will save you from massive delay fees, if you are afraid that you might be late in returning the car on time, call the company and let them know before time.
There are also rules for the age limit of the driver, it varies from place to place and is usually around 25 years or above. Some companies do allow the young driver to rent a car but take hefty fees from them. Additional information you ought to know is that even if another driver is the age of 25 there are extra fees for other drivers for the car. If you know that there are going to be other drivers with you during the journey register them at the rental company to save yourself from a whole lot of trouble.
In case you are renting a car from the airport remember that rental car companies charge extra airport fees as they have to pay the sub-charges to the airport. Although there is a way to skip the airport fee, simply take an airport shuttle to the city and rent the car directly from the company.
Signing up for the car before time will also save you time as you don’t have to wait in the queue. Also, whenever you are renting a car stick to one company as most of them have regular customer policy and provide them with the additional benefit and better service. There is no sign-up fee or cancellation fee.
Keep in mind that most companies won’t rent you a car without a credit card but it is better to check the company policy and look out for other options. The companies require a credit card because of the security and since credit card companies provide you with insurance so a credit card is a better option.