Is it possible to Extend the Rental car Period ?

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Is it possible to extend the period of rental car? it is one of the most commonly asked question from car rental companies? Simply the answer is yes,  here we mentioned some useful points to let you be informed about the rules of the car rental companies in case you want to extend the car rental days. It is recommended to you that make sure to  contact the car rental companies as soon as possible to extend your car rental days ,as delay in informing them  gives the car rental companies the best opportunity to get the high charges.

One more thing which is important is to meet the rental agent at the decided  date and time on your rental agreement and ask if you can extend the rental for few more days. The rental agent will no doubt agree, but possibility is that you will have to pay a significantly higher daily rate than the initial rental. Like with your initial booking, it’s better  to book or extend your rental in advance if possible. Most of the companies have rule that you have to inform them as little as 2 hours notice to book or extend a rental car and a simple phone call, email or Facebook message could save you as much as 50% of the cost.

When  you can  Extend the  Car Rental Period?

This is not an issue you can do this at any time during your rental period, although once the rental has started, technically that is a fixed term rental which cannot be amended. , different companies have different rules  often able to negotiate with the rental agents ( in case of any third party like an online app company )for you to keep the same car and return at the agreed extended date. You’ll need to pay for a new rental, however by running concurrent rentals, so long as they can  give approval from the rental agent, you can often extend your days with the same car and not need to return to the rental agent.

Why you  Can’t Extend  the Car Rental Period?

There are some  limited reasons why you may not be able to extend your rental car period, however the most common  reason would be that your rental car is booked for another customer after your rental date ends, or the rental agent might  be closed at the time you want to extend the period, perhaps on a Friday or during the night if its located on an off airport location. That doesn’t mean that they  can’t book an additional rental car for the required period, you want to extend for, however you may need to return the car as your current agreement and pick up another car, perhaps from another rental agent who may have availability / opening hours to suit.


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Syed Zain

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