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Checklist Before Renting a Car!

What to check when renting a car
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Renting a car can be an intimidating process. But it does not have to be, if you are aware of what you should look for, and what you should ask the rental manager who services your pick-up.

Discover some simple checks you can do when you first get to your rental car, so you can enjoy a stress-free start to your trip.

Renting a Car

Make sure that all the important items and things pertain to the car, such as if the door handles are working properly as they should, and the car locks are working properly, and if the wipers are actually working their job and the lights at their end.

Roll the windows down and up, turn on the radio or other electronics and see if everything is working as it should.

If the car has GPS installed in it, and you must have the knowledge and get familiar with it, must set the language for which you are familiar and consider asking the agent to show you how it is working / working condition.

Usually, you must choose the fuel type upon booking, but this is subject to change as everything else is.

A permanent car rental has many hundreds and / or thousands of cars in their fleet stock, so complications can always arise which result in some type of deviation from the routine and from your originally booked vehicle.

Just open the fuel lid and check inside to see if it is a diesel, petrol or anything else.

Most of the rent a car Dubai are using petrol cars which are on Cheap car rentals.

Make sure that, if the Rent a Car policy is Full-To-Full, the tank is its full capacity, otherwise the agent should be made aware, and you should not be required to bring the car back with a full tank.

Take a moment to go over the dashboard, make sure you are aware which measure is for speed, which is the tachometer, and which is for the fuel.

Check to see if there are any warning lights, or if the temperature gauge is displaying unordinary temperature.

Go over each tyre and check for shallow tread depth. If the depth is less than 1.5 mm, or worse, you can see through to the wires, then that tyre is un-safe, and the car rental should replace it before delivering the car or to change the car.

Check if the tyres are suitable for the conditions of your journey / trip. If there is snow or ice on the roads, then the tyres should be special studded or un-studded winter tyres.

winter tyres

Following are the necessary steps which should be taken by Rent A car services and the client as well:

  1. It is to make sure that you have completed your paperwork.
  2. Check the car exterior under the sun light or any other light.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the Rental vehicle.
  4. Know where you are going for journey.
  5. Ask what kind of fuel your rental car uses.
  6. Get back in time from the journey.
  7. Make sure you get the Full Damage Waiver Insurance.
  8. Stay on the Road
  9. Be careful where you park.
  10. Do not lose your car keys.
  11. Don’t look for a car in the Airport.
  12. Always use seatbelts. Do not drink and drive.
  13. Check what fuel it takes
  14. Look at the dashboard

Be update with respect to local weather reports for any hazardous or tricky weather, and make sure to use common sense regarding the weather.

You are likely in a different country, with different laws and customs. Pay attention to other drivers on the road and keep yourself and them safe from any type of harm.

Other than the mentioned above, all type of safety measures should be taken while renting to car.

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