What to do when you return your rental car.

What to do when you return your rental car.


All good things come to an end, so if
you’re about to return your rental car here are a few tips just for you. First
of all, you’ll need to check how much fuel is in the tank. If your car has a
“full to full” fuel policy, you’ll need to make sure it’s as full as when you
picked it up. If it isn’t, the rental company will charge you. And also, you’ll
want to drive to the correct car park with lots of time; getting lost on the
way or having trouble finding a petrol station could be very stressful
but it could also really cost you, as the company might charge you for an extra
day. You’ll need to leave the car in a
specific car park. The rental company staff should have told you where to
leave the car when you picked it up, but if they didn’t or you just can’t
remember, give them a call when you’re on your way there; you’ll find a number for
them in the paperwork. When you get there, put the handbrake on, turn the lights off
and make sure the music isn’t set to maximum. I know it seems obvious but
rental companies really don’t like these little surprises. Before you lock up and
head off, make sure you’ve got all your stuff; purse, wallet, passport, sunglasses,
the lot! Check all around the car, so the glove box, under the seat, the seat
pockets as well as the more obvious places like the boot and the door
pockets. And then you might just want to take a few photographs of the car; not so
much for holiday mementos but so you’ve got a record of how the car looked when
you dropped it off. But, if you’re unsure about anything; some damage or perhaps
the level of fuel, just ask a member of staff to have a look at the car with you
just for your peace of mind. For more of our tips and advice tap here or tap the
Rentalcars.com icon to subscribe to our YouTube channel.