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Rent a Car Checklist

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It's better to be safe than sorry when dealing with Rent-A-Car businesses

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  • 1
    Verify with your insurance agent the coverage when renting a car
    Before Renting a Car
  • 2
    Verify with your road service provider if service calls on retal cars is covered
    Before Renting a Car
  • 3
    Make sure you have your car rental voucher
    Before Renting a Car
  • 4
    Make sure you have a valid driver's license
    Before Renting a Car
  • 5
    Familiarize the local road rules
    Before Renting a Car
  • 6
    Bring a map
    Before Renting a Car
  • 7
    Do not be late on the set booking time, let them know if you will be
    Picking Up the Rental Car
  • 8
    Verify with the representative if the pre-rental maintenance check has been conducted
    Picking Up the Rental Car
  • 9
    Read the car rental agreement and ask important questions such as breakdown assistance, lost keys, etc. Get phone numbers to call just in case.
    Picking Up the Rental Car
  • 10
    If other than you, there will be another one driving, register extra drivers (the driver should be present and driver's license required)
    Picking Up the Rental Car
  • 11
    Ensure there's no obvious damage, scratches or dents even the roof, glass for chips or cracks, and take pictures with the presence of the car rental representative.
    At the Car
  • 12
    Check the cleanliness and odor of the car
    At the Car
  • 13
    Ensure license plates are current
    At the Car
  • 14
    Check tires (pressure). Check trunk for spare tires, jack and lug wrench
    At the Car
  • 15
    Inspect underhood and under trunk.
    At the Car
  • 16
    Check if everything is working: indicators, brake lights, headlights, windscreen wipers, airconditioning/heater
    At the Car
  • 17
    Check if the fuel is in full tank, if not, ask the arrangement
    At the Car
  • 18
    Open hood to check the fluid
    At the Car
  • 19
    Make sure that the owner's manual is available
    At the Car
  • 20
    Familiarize the car by locating the hazzard light switch, how to make headlight into high and low beam, adjust seat and side mirrors
    At the Car
  • 21
    Before going to open road, make sure to drive inside the rental lot to actually feel if there is an odd noise, problem with the vehicle
    At the Car
  • 22
    Esure that the keys are kept in a safe place
    At the Car
  • 23
    Check the car if there are any new scratches or damages. Ensure that everything is documented
    Returning the Car
  • 24
    Make sure that the vehicle is reasonably clean to avoid extra fees as some rentals collect extra charges for that
    Returning the Car
  • 25
    Ensure that the vehicle has the agreed amount of fuel in the tank
    Returning the Car
  • 26
    Return the vehicle on time to avoid extra charges
    Returning the Car
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  • 1
    Verify with your insurance agent the coverage when renting a car
  • 2
    Verify with your road service provider if service calls on retal cars is covered
  • 3
    Make sure you have your car rental voucher
  • 4
    Make sure you have a valid driver's license
  • 5
    Familiarize the local road rules
  • 6
    Bring a map
  • 7
    Do not be late on the set booking time, let them know if you will be
  • 8
    Verify with the representative if the pre-rental maintenance check has been conducted
  • 9
    Read the car rental agreement and ask important questions such as breakdown assistance, lost keys, etc. Get phone numbers to call just in case.
  • 10
    If other than you, there will be another one driving, register extra drivers (the driver should be present and driver's license required)
  • 11
    Ensure there's no obvious damage, scratches or dents even the roof, glass for chips or cracks, and take pictures with the presence of the car rental representative.
  • 12
    Check the cleanliness and odor of the car
  • 13
    Ensure license plates are current
  • 14
    Check tires (pressure). Check trunk for spare tires, jack and lug wrench
  • 15
    Inspect underhood and under trunk.
  • 16
    Check if everything is working: indicators, brake lights, headlights, windscreen wipers, airconditioning/heater
  • 17
    Check if the fuel is in full tank, if not, ask the arrangement
  • 18
    Open hood to check the fluid
  • 19
    Make sure that the owner's manual is available
  • 20
    Familiarize the car by locating the hazzard light switch, how to make headlight into high and low beam, adjust seat and side mirrors
  • 21
    Before going to open road, make sure to drive inside the rental lot to actually feel if there is an odd noise, problem with the vehicle
  • 22
    Esure that the keys are kept in a safe place
  • 23
    Check the car if there are any new scratches or damages. Ensure that everything is documented
  • 24
    Make sure that the vehicle is reasonably clean to avoid extra fees as some rentals collect extra charges for that
  • 25
    Ensure that the vehicle has the agreed amount of fuel in the tank
  • 26
    Return the vehicle on time to avoid extra charges
  • 27
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