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Car Hire Booking Tips
Information and helpful suggestions

With years of experience within the car rental market, we have knowledge of the potetial pitfalls that there can be when booking car hire.
This page has been published to help in the selection of car rental. If you are booking for your holiday, business or pleasure, we want to assist, to make your trip as safe and easy as possible.
Our deals are set with nothing hidden and through our well known booking partners we ensure you get the best deal at the best price. Book International Car Hire here.

Car Hire International is a trade partner of ABTA

All Inclusive Prices
With many car hire companies, if a vehicle is damaged, the driver has to pay the first amount of the repair bill. In some countries this can be over EUR1,000.
tip' Where possible, take out Damage Excess Waiver (DEW). With Your Car Hire, this costs just £2.50 per day and gives you the peace of mind that any excess paid will be refunded back to you at the end of the hire as long as our booking agent Your Car Hire is sent a police and accident report form from the local company.

Fixed mileage
tip' Check how much, if any, the cost is for additional mileage.
(Unlimited Mileage is included in the price on all Car Hire International/Your Car Hire rentals).

Local Car Hire
Cars may not be as reliable and you could find yourself on your own if you hit problems.
Language can become a barrier in the booking process, leaving additional costs hidden.
This is all providing there are cars available!
tip' It's better to leave home knowing you've got everything sorted for when you arrive.

What Car is best
tip' Consider your luggage requirement, how many passengers, budget, comfort, economy.
If you are booking for a holiday it is worth thinking about your requirements and taking the above into consideration.

Also, if you aim to use the car to cover large distances during your trip, a larger car may make this more pleasant.
One other thing to consider is 'fun' - If your budget permits, you may want something a bit special or sporty. This could make your break more special. A convertible in a pleasant climate can leave you with fond memories of a particular place as your car hire could actually be part of the break, giving you the chance to drive something you perhaps would not normally drive.

Airport Pick Ups
You would probably be surprised how many airports there are within your chosen country/destination. Booking car rental at the start of your planning stage can be helpful. Our network gives you access to thousands of airport pick up points and these don't just cover the larger airports. Use these links to check airports around the world and give us a ring and one of our advisors will be pleased to assist in finding the nearest availability.
Europe North America Central America South America Middle East Australia/Oceania Asia Africa.

 


Checklist
Always check the following before booking your car hire
• Which car hire firm am I meeting when I get to my destination? • What insurance am I covered for?
• Will I get breakdown assistance? • How much deposit will I have to leave when I collect my car?
• Does the driver hold a full, clean licence and credit card? • Is the vehicle large enough to fit the entire party and their luggage?
• Will we need baby/child seats, a roofrack, Ski rack etc? • Have I advised the car hire firm of my flight number and arrival time?
• Will the office be open at the time we arrive? • What is the procedure for returning the car?

Car hire charges explained
Terms like 'damage waiver' and 'extended protection'
Find out how to claim back disputed car hire charges
Your rights when hiring a car
Tips for getting cheaper insurance on your hire car
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