Renting a car: tips and advice for your car rental

Renting a car is a convenient and economical way to travel. Here is a short guide to a successful rental. Not to be confused with the LTR (long-term rental) and RPO (rental with purchase option), the temporary rental of a vehicle can be very practical. Whether you don't like to take the road for long journeys or simply don't have your own car, car rental is the obvious solution in many situations. It's best to prepare yourself and compare the rates and services offered by each car Rental Company or applications before making your choice. You can also opt for a private car rental; with that service, people can list their cars for rent. You can check for more information about peer-to-peer car rental. Here are a few tips.

Comparison for renting a car

You should pay attention to advertisements that promise you a vehicle for 15 euros a day, because you often have to add to this the administrative costs, insurance and mileage. In addition, know that in general, the more the sign is known, the less you will have bad surprises. For example, in the event of a breakdown, it will be difficult to obtain a replacement vehicle if there is no agency representing the sign within a radius of 200 km.

Renting a car: which vehicle to choose?

The categories are designated by the letters of the alphabet (A,B,C,D) - A corresponding to a small car (Twingo, 107...). You will obviously take into account your budget, but also the number of passengers! Be aware, however, that the price difference between two categories can be very small, so don't deprive yourself. Note that when you make your reservation, you are simply booking a category and not a particular model. So don't be surprised if the vehicle ordered is not the model available but another one of the same category. Conditions for renting a car:
  • Be at least 21 years of age. Please note that for those less than 25 years old; young driver insurance is compulsory.
  • Hold a driving licence valid for at least 12 months and corresponding to the type of vehicle rented. For certain vehicles such as 4X4s or large sedans, the driver(s) must be over 25 years old and three years old.
It is quite possible to have several drivers for the same vehicle. To do so, you must specify this when you pick up the vehicle. The additional driver must present the original driver's licence and an identity card. The supplement is to be paid on the spot. The documents required to rent a car:
  • The identity card
  • Driver's license
  • Proof of residence (or even proof of income)
Please note: several people can drive the vehicle provided that they are all present when it is collected and that they bring the compulsory parts mentioned above.  
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