Car Rental Hacks That Everyone Should Know

10 Things Everyone Must Know While Renting a Car in Dubai:


Renting a car for a vacation just makes sense. It saves your money that you would be spending on taxi rides, and saves you from over crowded public transportation.Here are 10 things to keep in mind before and after renting a car.

1.Be attentive:

Always keep your eyes open and note the existing dents, scratches and so on before the car rental staff hands you the keys.It is always wise to take pictures on your smartphone if necessary.

2.Your credit card should be with you when you go to rent a car.

Though not impossible, most rental car companies won’t make it easy for travelers to rent a car without a credit card.

3.Bigger the car size, more is the rent.

The size of the rental car can impact the price you pay. Terms like “compact,” “mid-size,” and “luxury” can vary across rental car companies. To illustrate car sizes, companies usually provide car models or suggest how many passengers the car seats safely.

4.Keep drivers to the minimum:

Whether you’re going on a family vacation or a getaway with some friends, keep a lid on how many of them can drive the car. No matter how many of them are older than 25, you’ll still wind up paying a fee on who can actually drive. Try to keep to just two drivers or you’ll be paying more money than you really should.

5.Never forget to wear your seatbelt as it can cost you a fine of AED 400.

6.Don’t cross the speed limit, especially if you are driving a leased car. You might even incur additional charges over the AED 600 speeding fine.

7.Always remember to pay for parking in public and private paid-parking spaces.

8.Bring your own extras if possible:

You can use the GPS from the agency you rent from, but your phone has a perfectly good navigation that won’t kill you too much on your data plan. Same thing goes for satellite radio. Listening to the 80s on 8 is great, but it’s a little more enjoyable listening to the goofy ads on the local stations.

9.Get the car back on time.

Returning a rental car late will quickly incur massive additional fees.when it comes to returns they have a grace period where no charges will be added (anywhere between 29 minutes up to an hour after the scheduled return time). But no agency has infinite room for mercy; all bets are off when the grace period ends.

Hourly charges will be tacked on to the bill and they add up quickly! Each hour late can add a quarter to half of the daily rate to the final total. If you’re going to need more time, call the agency ahead of time to extend the length of your rental.

10.Always crosscheck the Policies of the Renting Service Provider.

Rent a car for as many days as required but you need to ensure that the policies allow you to keep the car without charging heavy amounts for extra miles that you drive! It is necessarily crucial to crosscheck the policies of the renting service that whether they charge by days or by the number of kilometers that you drove.

The perfect way to hire a vehicle is to ensure that the service provider charges by days for which you kept the car so that there’s no limit on the miles, especially if you are paying for the fuel.You can enjoy the convenience of having a rental car, without racking up unexpected fees, if you go in prepared.

The best tip of all is to do a little research and ask plenty of questions, so you know exactly what you’re getting and what you’re paying for, with your rental car.

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