Not owning a car is not all bad if you have a reliable mode of public transportation or have some alternative form like a bike, but sometime life calls for the flexibility and comfort of driving a car of your own. Renting a car for a short time might just be the solution. The advantage of renting a car is that you can choose the model you want, travel according to your schedule and avoid unnecessary delays.
Even though the public means might be cheap, certain events in your life like weddings or holiday vacations may need a personal car. We have put together what you need to know before renting a car.
- You will pay more for extra drivers
If you are planning on having more than one person drive the vehicle, you may be required to pay an additional fee for those other drivers. Not all rental agencies require this, so ask the question and be prepared for additional costs.
- You need to inspect the car thoroughly
Inspection is necessary before you sign the rental agreement. If you ignore this step, when you return the car and a dent is found, you may be responsible for existing damage that was caused by a previous renter. So, don’t be in a rush to sign the inspection form, it might cost you dearly.
- You might pay more for your kids to drive
If your children are under 25, you might have to pay extra fees for them to drive. Most rental companies do not allow drivers less than 21 years of age. Your family member will need to be present when renting the vehicle and present their drivers license and sign documents.
- Your credit card may offer an insurance policy
It is always wise to pay a little extra for the insurance coverage. It may seem like just another cost that will probably go un-used, but if you have an accident, even a small accident, you will be really glad you have it. An alternative is to check with your Credit Card company as sometimes they offer coverage on rentals. We suggest you call them and ask the question before you rent.
Car rental companies have upsides and downsides. It’s nice to identify a car rental company that you can trust and fits your needs. If you are in the West Michigan area, you might consider contacting Broadmoor Motors Wayland, 159 N Main St, Wayland, MI 49348 – (269) 397-2400 (Click Here For More Info)