Hiring a car provides untold benefits and is by far one of the best ways to explore the beautiful island of Mallorca, or indeed any other destination. The flexibility to move around and discover further afield is a massive bonus, especially when taking into consideration the inflexible public transport timetables. With a car you can stop wherever you want, as often as you like and for as long as you want. Having over 60 years’ car hire experience, Auto Europe has put together the following several tips, for you to get the most out of your car hire:
Before making your booking, consider what type of holiday you are going to have and how often you’ll use your car. Think about how many passengers they’ll be and how much luggage each will bring. Also consider the type of roads you’re likely to encounter and your overall itinerary. By answering all these questions, you’ll be better prepared to choose the right car for your trip. For example, if you plan to drive a lot, you may need a car with unlimited mileage, or with enough mileage to cover your trip. For a popular tourist island like Mallorca, it is best to book early, especially during high season so that the desired car category is available.
There are certain requirements that you must meet before booking and collecting your car hire. Primarily, you must be of legal driving age and hold a valid driving licence. During pick-up, the main driver must also have a valid credit card with enough funds in order to leave a deposit – the deposit amount will be stated on your voucher. By taking out full-risk insurance cover, directly with the car hire supplier, may allow you to reduce the deposit amount. It’ll also provide peace of mind during your holiday.
If you encounter any unforeseen issues, or you envisage being late in collecting your vehicle, for example, due to a flight delay, you must always inform Auto Europe and the car hire supplier. We will then advise on how to proceed accordingly. It is also recommended familiarising yourself of the exact location of your car rental supplier desk before arriving. Many suppliers have their desks within the main airport terminals; however, others – usually low-cost suppliers – have their desks outside the airport via a short shuttle bus ride.
Before you sign the car rental agreement, you should take the time to carefully read the full terms and conditions. This is to avoid any future unexpected surprises or charges. Upon inspecting your vehicle, make sure you note any damage on the form provided and take photos, to avoid any possible future misunderstandings. You must do this before driving off, bringing any issues to the attention of staff. You should also be equally as cautious when returning the car. Confirm that the supplier has signed the check-in form to confirm that the vehicle was returned in the same condition as it left. If no member of staff is available, make sure you take detailed photos of the cars condition before leaving.
By booking a car hire through a broker such as Auto Europe, you’ll not only get much better deals from a large selection of vehicles, but you’ll also be able to easily compare all the available car rental offers, from numerous car suppliers in one simple place.