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Understanding Hire Car Damage Costs and How to Minimise Them

Understanding Hire Car Damage Costs and How to Minimise Them

​Damage to hire cars and the costs charged by car rental companies to repair them are common topics discussed via social media and in the press. What is often overlooked or not asked is why these costs are so seemingly high and how they can be avoided. When hiring a car, as customers, we are given the option to fully inspect the vehicle prior to hire and ensure that the condition of the car is in line with the vehicle condition report that is completed in our presence. However, we are so often in a rush to get to our final destination that this major step is not given the time or detail that it requires.

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Renting a car: Be prepared and informed

Renting a car: Be prepared and informed

​Search engines and price comparison sites offer great deals in terms of finding a rental car that meet our requirements and budgets. When booking online we are often so ‘blind-sided’ by the price that the terms and conditions of the rental are often overlooked. When booking a hire car, it is essential to read and review the terms & conditions, as well as the details of the rental contract so that you know what to expect when collecting your car and that you are fully aware of any terms or restrictions.

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