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1. Damage charges
Protect yourself against charges for pre-existing or fictional damage when you pick up and drop off by being vigilant and taking photos to prove the condition of the car.
2. Excess waiver fees
Take out a third-party excess policy in advance and bring the details with you. If you’re asked to buy more cover when you pick up the car, ask what this actually covers and show the agent what you’re already covered for.
3. Fuel options
The biggest fuel trick to watch out for is being charged for a full tank of petrol, at a price set by the hire company, and being asked to return it empty with no refunds for unused fuel. Always check the fuel policy.
4. Automatic toll payments
If you’re offered a car with toll collecting equipment fitted; ask about the rental costs, whether it’s a legal requirement for the country, and whether it can be turned-off at no cost to you.
5. Unauthorised payments
Check your credit card bills or bank statements carefully after hiring a car. If you’re faced with unexpected charges, complain to us – most of the cases we’ve seen we have managed to resolve.
According to Which?, the Top 5 Pitfalls to avoid when Hiring a Rental Car are: