What to remember when renting a car?

Renting a car is a particularly attractive solution for people who do not move by car every day or just when they are traveling in Kozim Grodzie without their car.

Unfortunately, very often travelers forget that they sign a contract, that is, legally binding with the rental company. This means that the most important thing at the beginning of the rental is to read the contract thoroughly. It is best to arrange all the details of the rental during the telephone conversation and confirm the final cost.

Very often there are additional fees that may increase the cost of renting, which is why it is so important to make sure at the very beginning what real conditions are. A frequent occurrence is cleaning fees, which can take up to 50% of the car rent with a short rental. It is also worth finding out what are the costs of additional accessories, such as a child seat, navigation or an additional roof rack.

Another element to remember is fuel tank. The most common practice is to rent a car with a full tank and return it later also tanked under the traffic jam. If we forget about it, the rental company may deduct additional fees for filling up the missing fuel.

Next fees to keep in mind

The subject, which is sometimes overlooked by the landlords, is the daily limit of kilometers. If the limit is exceeded, the car rental company may charge a dozen or so, up to several dozen cents for each excess kilometer. Renting a car for long routes to make it more profitable often involves an additional fee for lifting the limit of kilometers, usually around PLN 30 a day. Thanks to this, you do not have to worry about additional costs for excess kilometers. At this point, it is worth noting that the Easycar24 car rental takes into account the distribution of kilometers for the entire rental period. This means that you can easily travel from Lublin, eg to Wroclaw (one longer trip and a few days spent on the spot), without worrying that you will not be able to fit in the limit.

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Rent a fully insured car!

Before renting a car, make sure that the car has all insurance. There are situations in which the rental companies save on fees, counting on the accident-free driving of the tenant. Unfortunately, in the absence of insurance, it may turn out that in the case of an accident (which is inadvertently also), the car rental company may charge the customer with a part of the costs.

In EasyCar24 all cars are covered by third party liability insurance and AC.

Take into account the situations in which the second driver will also direct. It is worth making sure that it also includes insurance. Such situations should be determined in advance with the car rental company. It often turns out that additional insurance is required.

A special situation is traveling abroad with a rented car. While in the European Union there are no problems with crossing borders, there are problems in our eastern border – especially with insurance. Before traveling abroad, you may need to develop a Green Card. If you are planning a trip abroad, be sure to let the rental company know about it.

Lublin, thanks to its proximity to the eastern border of Poland and the presence of the airport in Świdnik, very often is the starting point for trips to Ukraine and Belarus. Unfortunately, a trip to these countries is connected with the fulfillment of additional formalities.

Deposits

Rental is associated with appropriate security from the tenant. The deposit is a guarantee of timely return of the car, small repairs (eg scratching the body) etc. Most often the deposit is paid in the form of cash or frozen on the credit card. If the car is returned intact, the deposit is 100% returned to the tenant. It is worth finding out what the amount of the deposit is and make sure that we have enough funds on our account to avoid a situation in which we run out of money for other travel expenses.

On the market you can find rental companies that try to distinguish themselves by the lack of bail when renting. In such a situation, you have to be on your guard, because the car rental company in such a model is protected in a different way, eg imposing very large fines on the driver who will damage the car.

Take-over protocol

It happens that cars bear traces of use. When taking over the car, complete the acceptance report and mark all defects and damage in it, so that when you give the car, the car rental company does not charge you for the costs of repair.

If you want to know how it looks with us, contact me and I will explain all doubts 🙂

See you later!

Hanna Styk

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Shortly about me

I am the owner of one of the longest running car rental companies in Lublin and the airport in Świdnik – Easycar24. My passions are traveling and learning about new cultures. If you contact my company, you are guaranteed that I will do my best to find a solution that suits you. Over half of my clients return to my rental office again.