Planning the next trip to the exotic southern suburbs of Capetown? You need real wheels for it. And freedom. Hiring a car will provide you with both. Additionally, it will give you the flexibility that traveler requires. In fact, in some places, it is the only practical alternative to travel safe and sound. At times, the process may seem complicated and tedious, only spoiling your pre-trip excitement – like seeking the best deal for car renting in terms of money and finding your way through the countless insurance options. Read on further to get some handy must-dos on saving bucks, sorting through your rental agreement along with steering clear of problems and misunderstandings with your rental agency.
Selecting a Vehicle
One should think thoroughly about the type of vehicle that is required. For instance, if you intend to take children with you or carry heavy material and equipment, it would be a good idea to hire a big SUV. However, if you are budget-conscious and gas economical, then you’ll probably want to stick to a smaller version. However, size rarely matters to people nowadays. Instead many have started searching for something more eco-friendly. There are numerous agencies offering cars that are empathetic with the environment. If you can’t drive a manual gear, then make sure that the car you have reserved has an automatic transmission. Don’t forget to skim through the fine available print before finally booking your car. It is always a good idea to check out the extras that your car rental agency is offering such as an extra seat or a GPS system.
Booking the Car
It is important to ensure for how long you will be renting the car to avoid future confusion and misunderstanding. You can find good rates and deals on websites such as wisewheels.co.za. They have a car rentals for according to vehicle groups varying from the most basic cars with an affordable price range to the most expensive ones with add-on features.
Understand Your Rental Agreement
If you’re trying to hire a car online, take notes on the stated terms and conditions carefully before booking your reservation. If you are reserving telephonically, then don’t forget to ask your agent about any restrictions. Make sure that you understand all the stated and unstated conditions. Ask a lot of questions. You can even have your rates lowered by asking about discounts, flier programs or credit card schemes of which you might be a part of. This is very important for liability reasons.
Returning the Car
You should always take note of prepaid gasoline plans. Make sure that before you return the vehicle fill that tank yourself so that you know that you’re only paying for consumed gas. It is wise to avoid the avoid gas stations in the vicinity of the airport where you will be dropping off your car. The prices are likely to be on an upward trend in the area. Try to fill up the tank a few miles away. Research the cheapest gas stations in your area so you save on your money.