Car Rental around the World
Many confident travelers prefer to find their own way around the cities they are visiting, and opt for renting a car on arrival at their destination. Car rental agencies are generally located within the airports and some hotels also have car rental facilities available. It is always recommended to go with a car rental company that travelers are either familiar with, have received recommendations on or have seen advertised: international companies such Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Budget and AutoEurope. There are how ever a few guidelines for travelers to follow when it comes to car rental.
Always choose a vehicle that is suitable to your needs and not overly extravagant, that way visitors will be able to save on fuel and rental fees. Always shop around when it comes to pricing as major car rental facilities might have better deals when rental is for less than a week, whereas small companies might have better offers on longer rentals. Always ensure that you read the contract and understand the terms and conditions completely before agreeing to a booking. Make sure you are aware of the legal driving age and license requirement of the country, and ask about the laws and regulations in regard to interstate travel.
There are also many hidden costs to be on the lookout for, and travelers should ensure that they are aware of any, such as gasoline bills, airport surcharges, local taxes, driver’s fees, insurance and pickup and drop off charges. Travelers should always ensure that they do a pickup inspection themselves, check the mileage and always report any defect or damage before leaving. Following simple advice and being vigilant when renting a vehicle will prevent surprise costs and disagreements. And lastly, enjoy the views, and travel safely!