Christian One Way Car Rentals

Travelers need Christian one way car rentals for a variety of reasons. But this is definitely an option that requires planning and research to avoid paying unnecessary costs. Anytime an individual rents a vehicle, he should pay attention to the rental agreement and restrictions. For example, he will want to know what his insurance policy covers when it comes to renting vehicles. His credit card issuer may also have certain policies and protections when the credit card is used for renting a vehicle. Knowing this information will help him decide whether to purchase additional insurance through the rental agency. If someone else may be driving the car, the rental agent needs to know that person's name and other pertinent information. There may be an additional fee and may be age restrictions for drivers. The person renting the vehicle will also want to know if there are restrictions about driving to another state. When it comes to one way car rentals, the driver also will want to ask about drop-off charges. The agency may charge an additional fee if the vehicle is returned to a location other than where it was picked up. However, if the drop off location is in the same general area as the pick up location, this charge may be waived. For example, in major tourist areas it is common for travelers to rent a vehicle at the airport and then leave it at a nearby hotel or vice versa. The agency probably won't charge a drop off fee in this type of situation.

Prospective renters have a couple of options when it comes to reserving one way car rentals. If the individual has a membership in an automobile association or other type of travel club, this may be the first place to look for good deals on renting a vehicle. The phone directory can provide names and phone numbers of available agencies so the consumer can call to find out about the costs and restrictions of renting a vehicle for a one way trip. One of the best places to do research is on the websites of either the individual rental agencies or popular travel companies. Individuals who have access to frequent travel awards will want to start with accessing this option. If the distance between the pick up and drop off location is pretty far, the traveler will almost always need to rent the vehicle from a major, national agency. The individual may need to research which companies have offices in both the pick up and drop off location to avoid any hassles in returning the vehicle to the company. As the Proverbs writer said all those centuries ago: "Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard. Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly" (Proverbs 13:15-16). Knowledge helps consumers make prudent, rather than foolish, decisions.

After arranging one way car rentals, travelers have additional responsibilities when taking possession of the vehicle. Some of these issues were addressed above -- the consumer should carefully review the rental agreement and any restrictions with the agent. Consumers are advised to ask about additional discounts or any hidden fees. The agent should be able to provide a complete listing of all charges for the rental. Before taking the keys, the consumer should also ask about support services. Who should she call if the vehicle breaks down on the trip? What should she do if the vehicle is involved in an accident? Knowing the answers can provide peace of mind should either of these events actually happen while on the road. For both round trip and one way car rentals, the agent will do a walk-around of the rented vehicle and make notes of any body damage. The consumer should do this, too, and should be sure that the agent marks down every single ding. This protects consumers from being charged for damage that didn't occur while they had the vehicle in their possession. The agent will also mark how much gasoline is in the tank. The renter is responsible for returning the car to the agency with the same amount of gas. If not, the agency will add this expense at a higher cost per gallon than the local gas stations. Travelers should always keep their copy of the paperwork and accompany the agent at the drop off location on an inspection of the vehicle. This is especially important with one way car rentals since the agent at the drop off location will not have the original paperwork. The agent may have a faxed copy or a copy printed from a computer site. The renter can then be sure that the agent has an identical copy of the paperwork in her possession.

Before driving the vehicle off the lot, the consumer should take a few moments to get familiar with the car. This advice is valid for everyone, whether contracting for round trip or one way car rentals. She should locate such features as the windshield wipers, the cruise control, and the headlights. The driver's seat needs to be appropriately adjusted so that the driver can comfortably reach the floorboard pedals and has good visibility through the windshield. The rearview and side mirrors also need to be adjusted to minimize the driver's side blind spot as much as possible. It's even a good idea to go ahead and set the radio to the driver's favorite stations. Taking the time to become comfortable with the layout of the vehicle's dashboard before putting the gear in drive will help the driver react appropriately in any emergency situations that may come up on the drive. After taking care of all the finances, checking out the condition of the vehicle, and becoming comfortable in the driver's seat, the consumer is ready to leave the lot behind and head toward her destination.

When it comes to one way car rentals, good deals can sometimes be found in certain markets. For example, agencies often need to move fleets out of Florida to northern destinations in late spring and early summer. Non-Floridians who come across these good deals (which can be found by doing appropriate internet searches) may choose to fly to the Sunshine State and then drive back home. Floridians may select to drive to one of the rental company's destinations, enjoy a few days of vacation, and then fly home. No matter one's travel plan, advance planning and research, careful inspection of the rental vehicle, and familiarity with the car will help pave the road to a great travel experience.

Long Term Christian Car Rentals

Long term car rentals provide discounts over short term rentals with charges billable monthly and usually include 24 hour emergency road service. Car types normally range from small to large and may include the choices of an SUV, a truck, or a van. Companies that rent vehicles often have many choices including ones that get better gas mileage. Some rental companies offer special rates for leasing online. The services that accompany agreements may include options for insurance protection, fuel service, GPS navigation, pick-up service, group rates, and frequent renter discounts. Companies that offer long term car rentals online advertise hassle-free service that includes upgrading to a different vehicle anytime and the lowest rates possible.

When leasing a vehicle drivers should consider their needs ahead of time before signing a contract. The size of the car is something that should be decided upon based upon the needs of the driver. When deciding upon the size the driver should clarify what types of vehicles are available to see if any of them will be sufficient. Another important consideration is price. Ask the rental company about the prices, the difference between short term and long term car rentals, and if any price breaks or special offers are available before leasing. "And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee" (Genesis 26:28).

A leasing company may want to check the driver's current driving record before initiating a legal contract. If the driver has a lot of violations on his or her record they may be turned down for service. A driver must have a current driver's license with the state of residence and can not have convictions for driving while intoxicated. A person can reserve a vehicle but be turned down once his or her driving record is confirmed. Even seat belt violations may result in being turned down. More information can be found online by doing a search on long term car rentals.

Insurance protection is something to consider especially on long term car rentals. Renters would be smart to do some research on their current auto insurance before purchasing more on a lease vehicle. Make sure that a current auto policy covers any vehicle that the insured person drives. Customers that do not have coverage that protects them in a leased vehicle should consider options by the rental company. Some of the choices will include collision damage, liability, personal protection, personal effects, and coverage for driving outside of the country. It would help the person who is leasing to do some research on what is needed when leasing a vehicle.

GPS navigation on a leased vehicle will bring the costs up, one price per day, or a discounted price per week. GPS stands for global positioning system. This helps a person to navigate in an unknown area. The address of origin is entered along with the destination address and the global positioning system maps out the route to take to get to the destination address. Long term car rentals usually offer discounts for GPS navigation. In addition, some companies that offer vehicle leasing have a GPS tracking device that helps the driver be found in case he or she gets lost. Be sure and read the fine print on a rental contract with companies that use tracking devices on their vehicles. Some charge more if the driver takes the car out of state.

Extra charges that can be part of a lease agreement for long term car rentals include airport surcharges, drop-off fees, fuel charges, mileage fees, taxes, out of state charges, collision damage waiver fees, and the driver may be asked to put down a deposit to hold a vehicle. Collision damage waiver is usually an optional charge offered at the time of the lease. This coverage guarantees that the lease company is responsible for damage to the vehicle during the time of the lease. People who should consider taking out this option are ones who are not covered by personal auto insurance. Coverage can be revoked if the damage occurs to the vehicle while driving it negligently. Airport surcharges can increase leasing fees for the vehicle. Fuel charges apply upon returning the car. The vehicle should be returned as specified in the contract with the amount of fuel as designated. Mileage fees can apply after exceeding the amount of miles specified in the agreement. Not turning a car in at the same location it is leased out could result in drop-off fees. A driver can save money on leasing by turning in the vehicle at the designated place.

A Christian customer can save on leasing a vehicle if he or she participates in a frequent renter's club. Being part of a frequent renter's club can provide the customer with substantial discounts and other advantages. Long term car rentals often make joining a frequent renter's club worthwhile. A daily rate can only be cheaper when leasing if the vehicle is kept for a couple of days. Asking for a daily rate when leasing for a week can be more expensive than paying a weekly rate. Another way to save money when leasing an auto is to check the car ahead of time for any dents or significant scratches and note existing damage so when the auto is returned additional charges for damage will not apply.

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