Additional Costs You Should Know About With An Airport Car Hire

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

When organising a car hire for yourself or someone else, you’ll want to know what it will cost. You’ll also need to be aware of the additional fees you’ll be charged for that you aren’t necessarily aware of. Keep these factors in mind when getting an airport car hire, or any vehicle rental

Refuelling Charges 

When you hire a car, the fuel tank will either be full, or half-filled when you pick it up from the rental. Now, from the research you’ve done into car hire, you should know by now that rental agencies have different refuelling policies, which can cost you more, depending on who you choose to rent from. For example, some rental companies require you to fill the petrol tank before you return the car hire. Others charge a flat rate for a full tank of fuel in your quote, regardless of whether you refill the tank upon return or not. If you want to save some money, be aware of what they expect from you regarding their fuel policies. 

Airport Fees 

Car rental companies that become franchises will more often than not try to get retail space at the airport. Airports get thousands of people walking through every day, and many of them need to hire a car when they land. Unfortunately, as much as this service located at an airport is highly convenient, airport fees can be a little high. So if you want to avoid paying higher rental costs, try to get a car hire at a branch outside of the airport. 

Accessories 

You could get many different accessories with your car hire if you needed them. For example, you could also hire a GPS, a baby seat, and a bracket for your smartphone. If you hired a cargo or moving van, you could even get packing materials, moving blankets, and a dolly. However, these items cost money, which means that you might be surprised to be paying more than you budgeted for because of the additional accessories that you might not need. If you need a GPS, you can use the navigation system in your smartphone, instead of paying extra. 

Car hire is an essential service that many people utilise, especially those landing at the airport. However, when you’re planning to book a hire car, make sure that you’re clear of everything you’re being charged for. If you want to save some money, look at airport fees, refuelling policies, and charges for accessories. 

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