Things To Remember When Renting A Vehicle

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Renting a vehicle? Well then there are a few things that you need to know before you hit the road. The following information is valuable and can save you a lot of money when you are handling your rental vehicle.

1. REPORT DAMAGES It does not matter whether you're just taking the vehicle off the lot or if you come out after a nice dinner and discover a ding in the door, as the driver of a rental vehicle you are accountable for every bit of damage that happens to that vehicle. It's important to make sure that you let the company know as soon as you notice a problem so that they too can note it and let you know how to handle it. Of course, if you have an accident notify the company right away as well.

2. NO SMOKING All rental vehicles are no smoking nowadays and even if it appears that someone has been smoking in that car before you this isn't a wise risk to take. Smoke infiltrates the entire vehicle and can be tough for smokers to smell however not very difficult for non-smokers to detect. Since a rental vehicle will be rented to a lot of different individuals throughout its life it's vital to be respectful and not smoke in that rental and if you do you also need to understand that you could be charged extra cleaning charges at the end of your rental.

3. CLEAN UP When you pick up a rental vehicle the company has commonly taken the time to clean out the automobile and would very much like for you to return that vehicle in the condition that you rented it in. It is important that you clean out the inside of the car and free it up from trash and debris. While the rental company will expect to find some regular shoe dirt on the floor boards and a little dust on the exterior they will charge you for anything that goes beyond this. And if you have a real mess or spill then you need to stop at a car wash and clean it out when it happens. A stain on the interior can be much more easily cleaned out when it first happens and this could save you from a high rental cleaning fee.

It is really crucial to remember that a rental car isn't your own vehicle but is one that is borrowed. Treating this vehicle like you just borrowed it from your best friend will help you to keep it in good condition and will save you money in the long run.
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This article was published on 2010/11/20