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What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Car

Posted by Avis on February 28, 2020 | people viewed

Hiring a car for vacation is more exciting than planning for the trip and if it is your first time, it can be nerve-wracking as you don’t know much about it. Sometimes this gets very confusing as the car rental companies will provide you with a bunch of options to choose from. Making a decision becomes challenging when you are not aware of the ins and outs of car hire services. Don’t worry, by the end of this blog, you will be well-versed enough to give suggestions to your peers. 

The car rental services not only cater vacation trips but you can also approach them for local city trips including airport transfers. You can hire rental cars as per your requirement as there are no limitations on the usage, the only thing to take care of is to choose the car accordingly. 

Let’s look at some pointers that you should know before hiring a car:

Check out the Travel Policies

The first thing you need to check is the rental provider’s terms & conditions. From there, you can get all the information needed to clear your doubts. If you’re planning to hire car rental services for an outstation trip, check out the contingencies and additional fees you may have to incur for jumping the borders between states.

Also, have a thorough look at your rental car insurance policies. You should go ahead with the booking once you’re satisfied with their policies.

Choose a familiar car

You may have driven the same car before, but still, you need to get well-versed with the working of this car before you take charge of it. Just checking the interiors and exteriors will not guide you on the driving pattern of the car. If you’re planning to drive the vehicle yourself then you should choose a familiar car.

However, It won’t mean you have to compromise on your choice. AVIS has an extensive fleet of  Self Drive car consisting of 19 car models from all categories, be it a hatchback, SUV or MUV.

Inspect the car 

Accept the car only when you find all things intact. Make sure you thoroughly examine each and every corner of the car for any existing damage. Also, take a perceptible picture of the dashboard for your record as it helps in maintaining the mileage and fuel level of the car. Ensure not to skip this step as it can lead to regrets at a later stage. 

Cherish the rental car as yours  

You may be hiring a car for a day or two or maybe a week, but till that time take care of the car as you would do for yours. Don’t do rash driving as most of the rental cars are fitted with speed governors & sensors. Also, try to keep the vehicle clean and respect the other drivers on the road.

Maintain the Fuel level before returning the car

If you have taken a full tank car, ensure you return it with the same level. Our Self Drive car rentals come with unlimited kilometers. You just have to return it with a full tank of fuel. If there’s a discrepancy in the fuel level, you might get charged for it. Hence, make sure you fill at the nearby gas station before handing over the car to the company.

Be punctual while returning the car

You should be aware that late returning can cost you additional fees. If you foresee a delay in returning the car, inform the service provider beforehand. We deliver the car to your doorstep when you wanted, free of charge. Similarly, we will come to receive a car from you. So if you’re running late, you should inform in advance. This will help you save some extra charges when you pre-informed your rental provider about the delay. 

 

This is all for you to know the factors you need to consider before hiring a rental car. Comprehending that you can confidently proceed with an assurance that you won’t get into any kind of blunders related to hiring a car. Carrying out thorough research and following some FAQs on car hire will also help you to a great extent.

To know more about the AVIS car rental services, you can visit AVIS Terms & Conditions Page.  If you’ve any queries about hiring a car, feel free to ask us in the comment section below.

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