Few things to do when you return your rental car

Few things to do when you return your rental car
December 21 08:38 2019 Print This Article

Rental car services are available in majority of the places; many firms offer on-site or off-site rental facilities that simplify the return process. These easy tips can make your returning rental car quickly, avoiding any nasty surprises.

Plan your route

You should plan your route well in advance to avoid paying penalty fees for late returns. Check when the car is to returned and make use of online GPS map to calculate travel time. You can also call Rental Company, updating your status.

Fuelling the gas tank 

Most rental companies have a full fuel policy and if you’ve picked up the car with the full tank of gas, you need to return it with full tank as well. Do your research and find a fuel station very near to your retuning point, so that your car is having almost full fuel gauge.  Online maps can help you to find a gas station close to the retuning site. You can also consider ‘pre-purchase’ fuel policies where you need not bring the vehicle back full. You need to check the terms and condition of your rental deal or at least stated in confirmation email.

Record damage, if any

If the car has been damaged during the travel, the firm can charge you penalty fee. Take images of the damage, so you’ve proof of exactly how bad the damage is. You can look for some reputed company that allows their customers to settle small claims (such as chipped windshields) at the reasonably lower price at the time of return. Even if the vehicle isn’t damaged during your rentals, it is always best to take snaps when you return as the proof. Take photos of the mileage and fuel indicator to avoid paying unexpected charges for any missing fuel, additional mileage or damage.

Know where to return

You can opt for on-site returns at airport or else you can return at the place where you’ve picked up the vehicle. You can also choose to return at their off-site facility for settling the bill.

Do not forget to get a receipt copy (either emailed or printed) of return, showing your car was returned at a stated date, time, fuel level, and odometer reading.

You should consider these tips to save yourself money and time when you are dropping off your rental car. If you need any help regarding long term car rentals, get in touch with Location Decarie voiture au mois to avail the best possible deals.

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