A lot can be said about renting car hire, especially with the regards to having a stellar cost-effective experience. Nonetheless, we will try to outline the most important aspects of car rentals and thereby provide you with the knowledge that you need while renting a car.
#1. It Is Always Better/Cheaper To Make Reservations Before Hand –
Unlike many other services of products, hiring a car is best done by first making a reservation on the car hire company’s website. It has been noted that making a reservation over the phone is slightly more expensive while walking to the counter of the car hire company results in significantly higher rates.
#2. Insist On Full Disclosure On Matters Of Cost –
It Important to ensure that all the costs you are expected to incur are written in the lease/rental agreement. Some of the typical costs that you can expect to incur while hiring a car include road taxes, vehicle licensing fee, and sales and special purpose taxes (such as Value Added Tax). However, to keep cost low, try as much as possible to hire a car hire company that offers unlimited mileage.
#3. Consider Matters Insurance –
While driving a hired car, you need to be comprehensively protected. This is to mean that you should be covered for collision, theft, damage, personal liability, and medical care for all travellers. For starters, you should go through your insurance cover and determine whether it covers cases of car hire. This is to ensure that you do spend some extra cash for insurance cover while your current cover sufficiently does that.
Thereafter, if you are covered you need to consider the limitations of your current cover. Again, to ensure that you are properly covered, you should discuss with you insurance provider the extent to which you are covered. If your existing policy does not offer sufficient coverage, you should opt for one of the different policy options offered by the rental company.
Leasing a car is of course a more sensible option when you need a car for a longer period of time.
Here are some of the key things for you to bear in mind when leasing a car:
How much of a deposit will the broker be asking for? Of course, a lot of this will have to do with the particular model and specification of car that you wish to lease, but it is a very important consideration. For example with some vehicles there will be little to no deposit, whereas with others the deposit will be significant and may run to several thousand pounds.
TERM OF LEASE:
The length of time that you are agreeing to lease the car for is extremely important, and generally the longer that you agree to lease the car for, then the more favourable that the terms become.
MONTHLY PAYMENT & INTEREST RATE:
The monthly payment will be influenced by a number of things including how much you’re prepared to pay as a deposit, as well as any final payment, and the duration of the lease. The other factor that people can overlook is how diligent that you will be in shopping around, including bargaining and negotiating with the car leasing broker.
The downside of leasing a car is that once you decide not to own a car, then you will always be in the position of having a monthly leasing payment. On the more positive side you will always have a nice, new car waiting for you outside your front door, but it is as important to be aware of the negatives as the positives.
The above car leasing guide has been contributed by Select Vehicle Leasing. The UK’s favourite car & van leasing company.
Having the freedom to travel around the beautiful countryside of Northern Ireland, on your clock without the need to catch buses and trains, can be a really freeing experience, and is one we recommend to all visitors to Northern Ireland.
Heres our top tips for when you hire a car with Belfast Car Hire –
Tip 1 – get Sat Nav in the car that you hire whenever possible. Finding new places serendipitously can be cool, but when you’re looking for your accomodation late at night, you’ll be glad you opted for Sat Nav, and if you really want to be brave, you can turn it off during the day.
Tip 2 – always go for the extra insurance surcharge to cover the excess in the event of an accident. Its a small price to pay if anything were to happen, and it removes any stress from you when driving around new and unfamiliar places, which is the last thing you want when you’re on holiday.
Tip 3 – take your time, relax and get to your destination safe and sound.