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What To Do When Picking Up Your Rental

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Nobody likes waiting around for anything let alone when they are in a hurry and at Advantage Car and Truck Rentals we believe that time is money so here a few tips to help streamline your rental process and get you on the road sooner.

 

Make Sure The Car Will Suit Your Needs

This may sound obvious but a lot of people ask for a certain kind of car without thinking if it will be able to handle what the renter has planned. For example don’t rent a Mazda 3 just because they look good and are easy to park when you have to take the whole family away for the weekend, in which case a pickup truck or a caravan would be better suited for your needs.

 

Call Ahead

Calling ahead to book your car is a great way to ensure you will have the car you want ready to go as soon as you need it. Not only is this beneficial for the agents making sure your car is ready but it also means less wait time for the renter.

 

Double Check You Understand The Terms Of Agreement

There are a lot of moving parts to renting a car, pick up and drop off time, pick up and drop off location, late fees, gas fees. It is a lot to go over but be very sure you and the rental agent are in agreement to the terms of the rental so that their is no surprises when it comes time to drop off the car.

 

Do The Walk Around Inspection With The Agent

This is a very important step in the rental process, you don’t want to be charged for damage you did not inflict. Everyone makes mistakes and two sets of eyes are better than one, so help the agent look over the car to look for any previous damage.

 

Make Sure Everything Works Before You Leave The Parking Lot

Every car gets thoroughly cleaned inside and out after every rental to make sure it is in prime condition for the next renter, but before you leave the lot do a quick check to make sure the wipers and mirrors are working OK, check to see the radio and the seats are in working order. Look for things the rental agent may have missed while cleaning the car.

 

At Advantage we want your rental experience to be as fast and enjoyable as possible, when you drive off happy, we’re happy. We encourage you to ask as many questions as necessary and inspect every element of the car to ensure you are satisfied when you leave.