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Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Rental Car Company

Hiring Epic Car Rentals Whangarei is one of the gritty details involved in travel. So much time and effort goes into finding the right company to go with. To help you with your decision, here are some important things to consider when choosing a rental car company.

Minimum age

The minimum age required for hiring a rental car varies for every company. It may be 21 for some or 23 for others. Before hiring a company, be sure that you meet the minimum age requirements of the company. 

Age of the car

Rentar car companies often charge higher prices for new cars.


Different companies charge different rates. Factors that contribute to pricing include the time the car will be in your possession. Whether it's hours, days or weeks. Compare the different rates of the car rental options you have before making your decision.

Size of the car

You should check that the car you are hiring can accommodate your needs, that is, the luggage you are carrying and the people you are travelling with. Do not wait until the last minute to find out that the company you chose only offers small cars and you are either too big a group to fit in or your luggagge is too much for the car.

Additional drivers

Some rental cars charge extra fees for any additional drivers. If you plan on having other people drive the car, you should check the company's policy toward additional drivers. 

Smoking and drinking alcohol

Many rental car companies do not allow smoking or drinking alcohol in their vehicles and usually charge extra fees for cleaning the car if this rule is broken.

Distance to be travelled

Different rental car companies charge different rates for the distance to be travelled in their cars. Some charge for unlimited kilometers while others charge per kilometer to be travelled.

In conclusion, before hiring a rental car. Read and understand their user agreement to avoid any misunderstandings.

Posted on Wed 01 August 2018
by Vera
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