Live Your Dream for a Day – Rent a Luxury Car and
Take it For a Spin!
_Luxury rental car
Ferrari. Porsche. Maserati. Lambourghini.
Owning one of these high-priced, top-quality cars is well out of the reach of the ordinary person!
However, waltzing into a dealership and paying for a luxury car outright is not the only way to experience the thrill of driving off into the sunset in your dream car.
Many car rental agencies now offer top-of-the-line cars that can be rented for a day or a weekend… or longer if the fancy takes you!
However, before one takes the plunge and splurges on a rental, even if for a short period of time, you should be careful and check with the agency first for more information regarding the rates and other details of the car that they plan on renting to you.
It is important to inspect the car carefully before driving off. The main thing that you must look out for while checking the car are whether there are any existing damages such as dents, scratches and broken features.
It would be advisable to do this in front of an agent so that any already existing damage can be recorded on the contract, that way you can ensure there will be no problems when you return the car to the rental company.
There is usually an inspection form left on the dashboard to write down any damages that the customer may discover, and it is important to do this in great detail. Covering the costs of fixing a luxury car could be very expensive and you don’t want to be stuck paying for damages that you didn’t cause!
The other things that one also has to look for while inspecting the car are whether the agency covers the insurance.
Making sure you have comprehensive insurance when you rent the car is imperative. Even though you are more likely to be extra cautious whilst driving the luxury rental car, accidents do unfortunately happen.
A good rental car company will have different insurance options for you to choose from, and it is advisable to take up the most comprehensive of these options. Look for an insurance option that covers you for any accidents caused by you, or that you are a third-party in.
Some types of insurance that are offered include Personal Accident Insurance that will cover a portion of the medical bills should the user be hurt in an accident; personal Effects Coverage that protects the personal belongings of the client against damage.
You should also ensure that the rental company will cover you if there are any problems with the car – that is, if it breaks down for any reason during your lease. Will the company send their own mechanic to fix the problem? Or will they reimburse you for an independent repair?
It is important to find out this information before you take the car.
Being in a hurry while checking a car will only cause you to forget to take note of some crucial information.
There are usually some offers and schemes that the agency offers to it customers. However if the user does not read the fine print properly, then he ends up paying a lot more than he calculated because there are, sometimes, surcharges that are often neglected and increase the base rate by a significant amount.
Some of these charges may include Collision Damage Waiver fees, damage deposits, airport surcharges, drop-off fees, mileage charges, taxes, additional driver charges, younger driver fees, out of state charges and equipment rental fees.
Be sure to ask your agency to explain to you any additional fees before you rent the car. You may save a lot of money by opting out of fees that are not necessary to your situation.
Another thing to keep in mind is that it is always a good idea to ask about fuel charges. Some companies ask the client to return the car empty so that they will be able to charge him for gas at a higher rate than the local gas company.
It is always a good idea to research rental companies in detail before you make a decision on which one to hire your luxury car from. Some companies are more reputable than others, and using a company that has a strong reputation will usually mean that you are in safer hands.
Fees with these companies may be a little higher, however this is worth it for the peace of mind it will bring you.
Are you ready to drive off into the sunset yet?
Your dream of driving a luxury car is a lot easier to realise than you think! With a little careful planning and by keeping your wits around you, you could be speeding away in that Ferrari or Porsche in no time!
Just try to get it back in one piece!