Dates and Opening Hours
You have to take into account the dates in which you want to rent the car since sometimes companies may establish a minimum obligatory duration of rent and below which you will not be able to have one of their cars.
At the time of choosing them you should pay attention to the office hours where you want to pick up the car and return it. Some are closed during weekends and there may be differences between the schedules of one and the other, for example, airports and train stations are often the longest open. In many occasions, you can make the return when the office is closed since these companies usually have spaces reserved to park the vehicle and a box to enter the keys. In these cases, remember that you will continue to be responsible for the car until the office opens and retrieves the keys and the papers.
The availability of the car depends on the office in which you want to rent it, and the type you want may not be available. If the reservation is confirmed what they usually do is leave you at the same price a car of superior category. If at the time of booking the type of car you are looking for is not available, you can choose to change from the collection point of the vehicle to another that can provide it, change the collection date to one in which they have it or look for another company. Now keep in mind that when you choose a car based on its characteristics and not the model.
Beware of Pick-Up and Delivery Time!
Another point to pay attention so that you do not pay more for the rental of the car are the collection and delivery times. The companies of ‘rent a car’ charge by stripes of 24 hours, so if the car you have picked up at 5 in the afternoon you must return it as late at the same time of the day in question or before. In case, you deliver it at 7 pm, the company will probably charge you a full day’s rent.
There are companies that offer customers a complimentary time that can be half an hour, 1 hour or even longer. Thus, if you delay when returning the car, you will not be charged additionally. In this regard, I would suggest you to consider City Car Transportation.
The Driver of the Car
Another important factor when renting is to decide who will be the driver. The most common service is one in which a private individual rents to a company a vehicle for their use and enjoyment during the time agreed by the parties. Thus, from the reception to the return of the same, the company does not interfere. On the other hand, there are several companies that offer the rental service with driver, so instead of having to go yourself to collect and return the car, company’s own driver will pick you up and be available to take you where you want during the contracted time.