Rent A Car At the Airport – What To Know

Rent A Car At the Airport - What To KnowIn most areas of the world, a vehicle is one of the necessities of life. You may either rent one or own one. Airport car hire rentals are available for just a one day rental or even for long term rentals. Today we are talking about “Rent a car at the Airport”, discovering what you need to know in order to save money and do a good choice.

Rent a car at the Airport – all you need to know to save money and reserve your car

First of all – Note that the longer you have it, the more it will cost, though it is still often a necessity. Most rental car companies have Airport rent a car locations and several also have locations in other parts of major cities too. You can get a rental car in one place and drop the car off at a different location. Keep in mind that you should clarify this beforehand. Note that there could be additional fees for that service.

Generally, many types of cars are available for Airport car hire options such as: large cargo vans, minivans, compact, sub-compact, and sport utility vehicles. There are many types of cars available, depending on the type you require. If the specific car rental agency happens to have the availability, you may be able to choose your own car though typically you select an option and will at least be promised something similar. All of these may vary in advised seating capacity and in the overall size of the car.  Some might even be top notch luxury vehicles. The prices of these Airport car hire options will also vary.

Anyway, remember that if you book online in advance your car, you will have more choices (and you are going to save money for sure).

To get an Airport car hire, you will be required to have a credit card and have a driver’s license that is valid in order to get your vehicle. Many rental car companies will not even permit a person to get a car if the customer does not have a valid credit card. Other car rental agencies might ask for a cash deposit instead.

When you need to rent a car at the Airport, you can make reservations over the phone, on the internet, or at the office itself. To rent a car, you really should plan ahead to make the reservation online for an Airport rent a vehicle, because you can find good deals and you can compare all the online prices.

Previously, you used to have to reserve your car at an actual location. However, agencies will not require that now that you can do it easily online. If you are flying into an Airport and don’t have other methods of transportation yet, they can come get you wherever you are or they can pick you up at the Airport depending on if you are arriving or departing (some car hire companies do that). [Read also some tips about rental car insurace]

Some Airport car hire companies only allow drivers to drive the rental car within the country or even the state it was rented. Others might allow you to drive it to other states or countries, but may require you to tell them where you will be visiting in advance if you leave the state or country. Others may not have any restrictions on Airport rental car choices.

Some requirements

One big requirement when you rent a car at the Airport could be that all rental car drivers are no younger than 25 years old, though some rental car agencies do allow customers under the 25 years old to obtain a rental car (we wrote about it: www.rentcar360.com/rent-a-car-under-25-years-old). This sounds like a good idea but they are considered underage drivers and for this, there will be an additional charge.

Everyone who will drive the car must be included on the rental agreement to be able to drive it.

Anyone who is not on the car rental agreement should not drive the rental car.

(but there’s a speculation you can use… ;) www.rentcar360.com/can-i-book-a-hire-car-for-someone-else)

Also, note that many Airport car hire companies are required to at least provide liability insurance included with the airport rent a car as a minimum means of coverage. Though sometimes it is wise to consider better coverage instead.

After the car usage, the gasoline tank will more than likely be filled up and you will be required to return the gas tank full too to dodge fees. If the fuel tank isn’t filled up, this shall be notated on the paperwork what the level that the gas tank is at when you pick it up and they expect that when you bring the car back, it will be at the same gas level or you else you will be charged a premium fee.

The rental car company can fill it for you but only as a last minute option in the case that you are running out of time because they will typically charge you more than twice the price of gas.

If you are going to rent a car at the Airport, now you are aware of what to do in order to save money and to prepare efficiently your travel.

Rent a car during for your summer holidays – what to know

Summer Rental Rules - How to rent a car safely during SummerDuring summer there are a lot of offers and tips on car rentals. For those who are on holiday and staying in town, here some useful tips to avoid scams or bad last minute suprises in order to rent a car safely during Summer, for your vacation.

Obviously if you decide to rent apartments, cars, scooters and everything you need before leaving, look at home at websites and search engines to check the best price available on the online market. Weigh up all the pros and cons of individual deals, not always the lowest price is the cheapest, in fact in many cases the slightly higher price offers more services. Double check your contracts, take care carefully how much they really affect the extras and how would cost  all additional performances.

Rental Cars for your Summer Holiday: few tips to avoid bad surprises

In the case of cars take care to including mileage and, above all, the return times to avoid nasty surprises, often only just for few minutes late  you have to pay a full day. As well for  fuel consumption, the car should be returned as it was withdrawn otherwise you’ll have to pay the supply at giving back, often with a large commission. Remember to carefully choose the model that best suits your needs not only to travel but, above all, for all  family members; often a minivan and station wagon have the same price but the comforts of the first are much greater if you travel with children and luggages.

If you are travelling to Italy, take a look at this: www.rentcar360.com/hire-car-italy-few-tips-road-trip and to the best italian locations: www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentals-g187768-Reviews-Italy-Vacation_Rentals.html

When you find yourself face to face with the worker of car rental office, close look at the car and set out immediately any signs on bodycar dents, to prevent that them are being  charged to your account. Finally, needless to say, ask about the road rules, speed limits, and any restrictions or differences compared to that of our country. Important , for cars, but not only, giving special attention to the conditions relating to insurance, moreover if you are in foreign countries.

If you are renting a room or a house, check with care the rules on the linen (if it is included , or if you can bring from home) and especially the consumption of electricity and the use of household appliances. In many cases there are costs that must be calculated separately and may adversely affect your overall budget. 

Make a check list of what you want or what you think it is for you, this is true for the rent of a room or of a car, or a simple sun bed.  In this way you will avoid all doubts when are signing  the contract without any unpleasant arguments upon return. Fundamental, in any case, is the final cleaning.

Remember that an object that is rented should be treated with extreme care to give back it in the best conditions to those who will come after you. If you don’t have enough care, about this to return the car, the house, the room or the boat in perfect condition, clean and shining, you’ll have to pay an additional penalty for cleaning. Little tricks that can save your summer holiday!

Pay attention to the best online Summer deals

Book your car before leaving, better don’t take it on site: you could spend more and not find car suited to your needs. Now using internet is quite easy to compare the prices of the various rental agencies, there are sites that do the comparison for you. Take care on ancillary services, such as child seats, navigation system or other: often they greatly increase the price. The only thing you have to take care of during Summer Holiday (for example in Europe) is to take roomy vehicles, with functioning air conditioning: you will travel with comfort and no sweat.

Lose a few minutes to read all the terms and conditions because  more  than one company requires a single driver or a minimum age, or a maximum mileage. In addition, give attention to gasoline: usually it goes returned with a full tank to avoid paying penalties!


Before getting in the car check any scratches or damage to the car and, in the case, ask the agency to report the attendant problems you have encountered. The same thing to the delivery, ask for a certified  that there aren´t damages and never hurts to even take a few photos. Find the  website that offers the best prices is not all you have to do when you have to hire a car: you have to know how it is best to set for accessories (such as a navigation system it is better to rent it or buy it) and above all you must be able to understand the complicated world of related car insurance.

See also “Rental car safety tips

Linked to the problem of finding and booking a good deal on the car there are a whole series of secondary issues to consider: the international license, if you need it,  and the price of gasoline, and the price of gasoline, if you are abroad. A good navigation system is absolutely necessary for a road trip away from home: rent it often costs so much that should buy it when you arrive or before, in your country.

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