Dec. 21, 2006 – Shopping online is fast and simple; and as with most of the things that can be bought online nowadays, car rental is increasingly being bought online. When using the internet, consumers are able to track down car rental firms from all over the globe and are also able to compare prices using price comparison websites. With all of this at their finger tips, booking car rental online couldn’t be easier.
In many cases, the price paid when a booking car rental is higher than the price initially quoted – this is often caused by additional charges such as Collision Damage Waiver (which reduces or removes the insurance excess) and charges for an additional driver. To ensure the best deal, the customer needs to find out what is included in their car rental deal before booking.
Tips for buying car hire online:
It is often wise to book car rental through a broker, so that if there are any problems there is the additional customer support.
The terms and conditions for the car hire provider and all of the details that accompany the quotation should be read fully. This will ensure a comparison of quotations on a ‘like for like’ basis.
Before buying online, a note of the company’s landline telephone number should be noted– an email address should not be solely relied upon.
When making a booking, ensure that the website is secure. This can be done by checking to see if the website address starts with ‘https:’ which means that the website is secure.
When a booking is complete, print out and keep all the booking details – this could include pages from the website, the booking form and any emails that are received regarding the booking.
The cancellation and amendment policies in place should be checked.
A credit card is required by most suppliers, so in situations where there is only the possession of a debit card only, this would need addressing as cash is not permitted for security reasons.
Although comparison websites save a lot of time, the prices listed by these sites should not always be relied upon and the terms and conditions on the website that they direct customers to should be looked at carefully.
There are some fully-inclusive car rental deals with no hidden extras available, one of these is Economy Car Hire http://www.economycarhire.com – they provide fully-inclusive car rental in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus, Croatia, and Malta using local and national car rental companies. Their rates are fully-inclusive and they provide customers with a choice of supplier at all locations.
No insurance excess!
No hidden extras!
Free additional driver.
Public Liability Cover for the drivers.
Third party liability cover.
Collision damage waiver liability (CDW). This covers the customer for damage to their hired car in the event of an accident.
Theft loss waiver (if the vehicle is stolen)
Bail bonds (where required).
All local taxes.
Free 24hr backup service.
To book great value for money, all inclusive car rental with Economy Car Hire please visit their website for a quote http://www.economycarhire.com
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