Jul 26

Tips for car hire abroad

1. Rental from the Malaysia
Locally renting a car abroad is often cheaper, but the language can be a barrier to making good appointments. The most important thing is that you take the time to choose a landlord. The advantage of large international car rental at https://www.jcrentcarpenang.com is that you can book the car in the Netherlands in advance via a Dutch website. This gives you plenty of time to quietly and carefully read the terms and conditions in your own language. Rent your car for example through our partner Sunny Cars. As a member of the ANWB you get a standard discount on Express and Premium service.

2. Go for an all-inclusive formula rental business
Nobody is waiting for unforeseen, additional insurance costs. That’s why Avis and Sunny Cars, among others, offer standard all-inclusive prices. In other words: an unlimited number of kilometres, standard third-party insurance up to €7.5 million (depending on the rental company), damage insurance for damage caused by own fault, theft insurance, reimbursement of deductible and coverage for glass-bounds and roof damage. So you know exactly where you stand, without any nasty surprises.

3. Book smart: every hour is an extra day
Book smart. If the arrival time is 13:00 hrs and you rent the car for a week, book from 13:30 hrs on day 1 to 13:30 hrs on day 8. You pay for 7 full days. But if you book on day 1 from 13:30 until e.g. 16:00 on day 8, the rental company will charge a full day extra. You pay 8 full days rent instead of 7 days and two and a half hours. Cash desk.

4. Keep your credit card handy
Many hosts ask for credit card information when renting a car. In addition to the payment of the rental amount, the credit card is used as a guarantee for the deposit, the excess, any damage and traffic fines. You hereby authorise the landlord to write off any extra costs incurred afterwards. In this way, the lessor can compensate himself in the event of an incident. Many consumers find it annoying to authorise a landlord in this way. Very understandable, but with many major international landlords it is the only way to rent a car. Problems can also be prevented with proper agreements and documentation.

5. Choose a car that is spacious enough
Choose a car that is spacious enough and do not assume a free upgrade on site. Because if you put a form for a small car at the desk with four people and five large suitcases on the spot, then the cash register is for the landlord. You will then be an easy prey and pay the first prize for your upgrade.

6. Don’t necessarily choose a budget car
A budget car is fine, but not always as economical as driving through the mountains. A stronger engine knows better how to deal with more passengers and luggage: the engine of the car does not have to be constantly pushed to the limit, which results in more economical driving.

7. Choose PREMIUM program
Very pleasant after landing, preferably after an agonizingly long flight, to pass the hordes of people standing in front of the counter of the rental company. This Fast Lane of Priority scheme is part of the premium programme offered by various rental companies. From € 15, – per booking (depending on the destination), you are eligible for this Fast Lane. Are you a member of the ANWB? Then book through Sunny Cars. Then you get a standard discount on their Premium of Express scheme.

8. Observe tank control
Many companies work with the full/empty control; they drive away with a full tank and return with an ’empty’ tank. Doesn’t seem wrong at first sight, but appearances are deceptive. Often you have to pay too high a fee in advance for fuel and service costs. Various rental companies work with the full/full policy. The difference: you deliver the car yourself with a full tank, so you pay exactly the amount for the fuel you use.

9. TOMTOM or navigation app?
Want to rent a navigation system? Do not do it. If you rent a navigation device from a rental company for a week, you can often buy a simple TOMTOM for the same amount of money. So take these with you from home and check whether the country of destination is included in the country package. You can also use your smartphone. Most navigation apps offer the option of installing the maps on your device, so you can use them offline and don’t incur high Internet costs. Do not forget a car charger for your phone, otherwise the phone battery will be empty two more bends away.