Understanding Terms of Care Hire
It is one of life`s greatest annoyances. You are running late for your hotel reservation, the kids are grumpy and tired and the holiday is not shaping up to be the much-needed break you thought it would be. All you need to do is pick up your hire car and hit the road. Then you are handed the bill for the car and it bears little or nothing in common with the price you were quoted when you booked. Hidden extras, added insurance and special tyres have been added on at a premium. They have you over a barrel at that point, but this huge frustration can be dodged by paying close attention to the terms of hire.
These extras can mount up but if you are prepared, having read the terms and conditions you can avoid many of them. The first thing you have to do and it may take a while but is well worth it, is read them. A lot of the extras will be included in the fine print and may have opt-out clauses.
To help you on your way here are a few key things to look out for. First of all there are the extras, such as car seats, snow tyres and extra luggage space. Booster seats are compulsory for anyone under 12 in a lot of EU countries so should be provided if asked for. These will be charged either per rental or per day depending on the company.
Winter extras such as snow tyres, ski racks and chains can come with a hefty price tag. Be sure you need extra luggage space and check the snow conditions before you head up the mountain. If there has been fresh snow you might want to consider chains and in some countries such as Austria Snow tyres are compulsory. Read the terms to see if these items are included in the price before you book to avoid surprises.
The other things to keep a close eye on are hidden extra costs. Many companies will have late return fees, which can rack up by the hour. If you think you are going to be late phone ahead and negotiate a rate. There may be an additional mileage charge above your daily allowance but the norm is unlimited.
The last thing to make sure you have checked is the excess waiver. This additional insurance will be sold to you when you pick up the car and will reduce the cost if you have an accident. You can, without this be liable for as much as £1500 worth of repairs. The waiver itself can cost nearly £20 a day.
With a close reading of the fine print car hire can be problem free and a great way to enjoy your holiday. All it takes is a little preparation and a good understanding of the terms of hire.
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