Before you rent a carWritten by Carl Spanier
The ubiquity of internet today means that you can do most things without leaving your desk – it also means that when making a trip, you can organise your car rental in advance in almost any location in world, so that when you arrive, you can simply pick up your pre-booked car and go. To ensure that you car rental experience goes completely smoothly, there are a few things you should bear in mind before you even log on to that car rental website.
Decide before you book a car who exactly will be driving during your trip – a car rental does not usually allow you switch drivers without a previous arrangement, so decide in advance whether one person will do all driving or if you and a partner might take turns at wheel. Having wrong person in driving seat might have implications on your insurance.
And always make sure that you have insurance. This can be arranged through your existing insurance company – ask whether your existing insurance will cover your rental car. Regardless of type of car you decide to hire, don’t skimp on insurance – it simply isn’t worth risk.
Car Rental SafetyWritten by Carl Spanier
Vacations are traditionally a time when we let our hair down and have fun, and let all our humdrum daily worries stay at home to wait for our return. And while escaping daily grind should be our primary vacation concern, we must not allow holiday atmosphere deprive us of all good sense. Vacation safety is of paramount importance, and must remain foremost in our mind wherever our travels take us.
A car rental can be a fun way to get around on vacation, but we must always remember that driving in an unfamiliar location can be challenging and sometimes stressful. So before you book your hire car, ensure that driving is right holiday transport for you – sometimes trying out local public transport can be fun! But if driving is choice for you, remember to put your safety first. Always have insurance when hiring a car, so that you will have financial back up should an accident occur. Talk to your insurance dealer to ensure that you, and any other drivers, are covered.
Ensure that you have all appropriate documentation with you, including your driver’s licence. Make sure that you have an up-to-date map of all areas that you intend to drive in, and make a note of local emergency numbers. It is useful to bring along a basic emergency kit of your own too, just in case, including basic medical supplies. It is a good idea too to have some food to hand as well – tempers will fray even more if hunger is a factor in a breakdown situation.