Always inspect the car together with an employee of the agency (accurately, I recommend).
If any damage is found, have it noted down on the inspection form that the agency provides (paper talks), or photograph the damaged part of the car, in order to avoid possible problems and disputes later on.
Always check very carefully the timetables for drop-off and those for when the car hire counters accept handing in of the keys and the vehicle.
A lack of punctuality on delivery means being charged for additional rental days ... so watch out.
Car rental contracts also provide additional services, obviously for a fee, which condition and alter the rate for hiring a car.
Always ask which services are included in the price and which are extra.
Bear in mind that extra services often include the presence of a satellite navigation system, a car with automatic transmission, drop-off in places other than the pick-up point, child seats, and luggage racks.
Standard equipment in rental cars
- ABS (anti-lock brake system)
- Front electric windows
- Air Conditioning
- Central locking
- Electric steering