A rental car in Bali is definitely the best option for getting around the island you are visiting and viewing all the sights. Renting a car can give you freedom and flexibility when you are traveling for holiday or business purposes. But choosing appropriate car Rental Company is sometimes difficult job if you do not know exactly about car rental. We try to explain everything about car rentals as below:
Booking of car rental:
We recommend you book your rental online as many rental companies have online specials. Booking your rental together with a flight and/or accommodation will also save you money. If you are booking online, read the terms and conditions carefully before confirming your reservation. If you are booking over the phone, ask the agent about restrictions. Be sure you understand the conditions of your reservation.
Carefully choosing a vehicle:
There is so many vehicle options available such as mini buses, family vans, jeep, city cars etc. think carefully about what kind of vehicle you will need. You can save money on rental rates if want to reserve the smallest available model. Think twice on technical side like verify that all cars are well-maintained, check out that all car must have on the good condition by engine and physical which ensures your safety journey. Inspect the car carefully for body damage. Be sure the lights and turn signals are working properly, and check the mileage odometer and air-conditioned.
Understanding Hidden Costs:
The rate you see advertised in big print may become so inflated with state and local taxes, airport surcharges, additional driver fees, insurance, gasoline bills, advance deposit, and drop-off charges that you end up paying more than double what you expected. Learn more about these extra charges in Car Rental Hidden Costs.
Most insurance policies offer liability coverage to protect you if you injure someone in an accident; some also cover rental-car damage via comprehensive and collision coverage. Check your policy or call your insurance agent to verify coverage before signing up for a vehicle.
Think twice about prepaid gas: generally, renters have two choices when it comes to fuel: You can pay for a full tank of gas in advance and bring the vehicle back empty, or you can opt to refuel it yourself just before returning it. Rental car companies suggest that paying in advance will add convenience and that the low rates offered will save you money.
Well, they’re right on the first part but wrong on the second. Paying in advance is an added convenience; if you want to save yourself the hassle of a trip to the gas station or avoid a last-minute rush when you’re trying to make a plane, pay away. But unless you plan on using the entire tank of gas, prepaying will cause you to pay for more fuel than
you’ve actually consumed. From a financial standpoint, prepaying is a bad idea unless you’re absolutely certain that you’ll use the full tank.
Returning Your Car:
If you contract prepaid gasoline plans then always fill the tank yourself before returning the vehicle so that you are only paying for the amount of gas you actually used. Before leaving the car, check to be sure you have not left any personal belongings such as cell phones, sunglasses, umbrellas etc.