Are you seeking a car to rent? It is important to note that when going on a vacation or a weekend getaway, renting a vehicle can save you money. It eliminates the need to waste money on expensive taxi rides. Car rental also prevents you from being dependent upon the schedule of friends and family. However, as potential car rental customers, one should be mindful of a few things. As such we at Cavanor Auto Rentals are eager to share with you some of the most important car rental tips you should know before renting a car. Not just from us, but from anyone.
Tip 1: Make sure you have your documents
There is absolutely nothing worse than arriving at a car rental company to realize that you have forgotten your driver’s licence back home. The driver’s licence should be at least two years old and have no endorsements. As a potential customer, also remember to take along a valid credit card in your name. Cavanor Auto Rentals in their own discretion may accept an upfront cash deposit in lieu of a credit card after security checks are done.
Tip 2: Check the car exterior and interior
This is an important car rental tip potential customers should always be mindful of and prevents you from being responsible for another person’s damage to the vehicle. Cavanor Auto Rentals assist customers with this with our vehicle checklist. An experienced technician is available to ensure customers inspect the car before heading on their way for any scratches, dents, etc or utilize your camera to take pictures or video.
Every car is different. There is a possibility that you will not be renting the same car model as you are accustomed to at home. Before heading out, make sure to take some time to adjust the seat and mirrors to your liking. Check where the car functions such as air conditioning, lights, windshield wipers, and handbrake are located (normally facilitated by our technicians). Once you have familiarized yourself with the vehicle you are ready to go.
Tip 3: Always use seatbelts. Do not drink and drive
You know the drill guys. This is the most important car rental tip that we can share with you. Take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and those around you.
Tip 4: Know your car rental period & get back in time
Car rental companies, especially during the high seasons, run on a very tight schedule. Return the rental vehicle at the agreed time as late charges accumulate fast and might cost you a full rental day plus extras. Cavanor Auto Rentals allow a maximum one hour grace period provided that the hour falls within opening hours. If you suspect that you will be late please call your rental agency in advance to make the necessary arrangements.
Tip 5: Ask what kind of fuel your rental vehicle uses and fuel up
Your vacation was a blast, that road trip was all you had expected and more. Now it’s time to return the vehicle and head home. It is Cavanor Auto Rentals policy to provide a full tank of petrol. Vehicles returned with less than a full tank of petrol will attract a service charge plus the cost to refuel the vehicle. Make sure to plan extra time in your day to fill up the car before you return it. It will save you from spending unnecessarily. Also, make sure to know what kind of fuel your vehicle runs with. Most of the vehicles at Cavanor Auto Rentals use 90 octane Unleaded Fuel.
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