How to protect yourself when renting a car on holiday

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How to protect yourself when renting a car on holiday

Now that you've decided to alleviate the stress from your holiday and rent a car, you now have to put your plan into motion, or even better Green Motion. Planning your hire in advance will help you to avoid making the common mistakes which are usually made when hiring a car.

Firstly, checking the terms and conditions of your rental agreement before you travel is an imperative part of the car rental process. The majority of companies include cover for the car and theft a standard, however be sure to check the policy for accidental damage. You will be covered through insurance, but you will have to cover the first part of any claim, this is called the excess.

Be sure to read the fine print for other terms, some companies will require you to return the vehicle with a full fuel of tank, or will charge a penalty for returning late - make sure you know what you need to do to keep up your end of the agreement and not incur any further charges, and be confident in knowing you understanding what you are signing.

Once you have the paperwork in order, be sure to check the car for any damage before you drive away, take photographs of any pre-existing damage to the vehicle and make sure the rep on hand is aware of any marks of scratches.

As long as you look after the car well and adhere to the fine print, your journey will be plain sailing.

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