Basic Things You Have To Consider When Renting A Car

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Basic Things You Have To Consider When Renting A Car

Renting a car is not a daily routine for most of people, but for those who rent a car regularly I have few words to say in order to ease their process of making decisions.  As you know, there are  tons of car rentals companies that offers different cars, but also they have different terms, prices and different conditions. Some companies will not let you rent a car if you are not 21 or older, while some companies will let you if you are just 18. It depends on companies rules but also on location of company (in Europe for example, you must be 18 or older to be valid for driving a car, while in USA you must be 21 at least). I will try to point out some basic things you should look for when renting a car.

Insurance is considered as default feature when it comes to renting cars. Naturally, you have different types of insurances, according to your needs. If you want to be sure that all costs of injuries will be covered in case of an accident, you should buy PAI or Personal Accident Insurance. Whether you need this insurance or not, you have to determine by yourself since some companies offer this insurance included in the price of car renting. SLI stands for Supplemental Liability Insurance that covers costs of other people’s property and medical costs for injuries that are responsible for. Each US state requires a minimum amount of SLI.


Another thing that is great about the insurances is the type of insurance called Personal Effects Coverage. PEC cover the loss of possessions from rental cards in case of theft, up to a certain amount of money. This is great thing if you travel with a lot of expensive jewelry, electronics or musical equipment. Just make sure to check carefully your insurance policy, since you don’t want to cut down you budget for unnecessary things, buying things you don’t need. You can always try to find Los Angeles luxury car rentals that offer the lowest prices.

Each car rental has different deductible price and differs in case of theft or loss. Some companies put additional insurance for this case on regular renting price, which results in sky high rental price ! So make sure you do double check before you pay anything. Of course, there are sometimes hidden fees that can increase the price. Hidden fees often include booking fee and cancelation fee,so have it in mind when you

rent a car.These three things mentioned above must be taken seriously since they can ruin your perfect holiday in your dream car. As I have said in the beginning, the key is in reading conditions and rules of a company you have chosen. I have rented many times cars, mostly in Los Angeles and I have never had any problems.

I can recommend enVus car rental company, which can be found in Santa Monica, LA County, and also in Santa Ana, Orange County. I have rented many luxury cars that were in perfect conditions. Not even to mention the kindness of staff that work there. So next time you find yourself in a situation where you need a car, have in mind some of these things above and there will be no problems !