Renting a car is easy and can be done within minutes. You can also do it by phone or as simple as sending an email to a provider. However, there are certain things you need to consider before renting a car.
What you need to keep in mind is that the car is well maintained and that it has security parameters set up like basic insurance and roadside assistance. But there is so much more to consider.
Age of the Car
It is important to verify how old the car you are about to rent is. Most car rental companies here in New Zealand offer cars 1 to 10 years old. That way, performance and durability are still in place with 24/7 roadside assistance included in the rental package.
This is vital to take note of because a faulty or damaged car can spell a lot of trouble during your trip. There is then the possibility of you spending more money and the issue taking its toll on your fixed schedule.
Fill it up before returning
Before you return your car rental, make sure to fill it up with gas. The reason for this is that most companies will require you to fill the tank up upon return at their own service centre. You will then end up paying more money than the amount you’ll need to pay at a local gas station.
But, one run-around is availing packages that include the full tank refill upon return. That way, you don’t have to worry about refilling the tank at all before you return it as it is already covered by the package you availed.
Bring your own items or car accessories
Let’s say you’ll be needing a GPS system or a car seat. These items or features may cost you additional payments. That is why we encourage you to bring these things on your own. You can also bring an extra seat or booster seats for kids.