Costly car Hire mistakes to Avoid in Uganda
It’s a fact that people do a lot of travel plans for summer or even when it is winter or spring time. Plans that involve traveling and seeing the world of which it proves to be difficult to travel with their own motor vehicle or travel van are scrutinized. This ends up leaving you with no other option apart from going for car renting in Uganda. Therefore, this exposes you to make mistakes that can even cost you a lot when you are renting a car.
As tourists, holiday makers as well businessmen that plan to hit the road for summer times, majority of them will pot to drive rental cars in other parts of the country or the world depending on the conditions. However much of these rental cars seen to be convenient, they have associated costs that are at times found challenging and disturbing due to some mistakes that are made unknowingly or knowingly. These car rental mistakes include the following and how they can be avoided.
Direct renting from Entebbe airport
Renting a car from the airport often means that you are ready to face airport charges and have even less proven accountability. For you to avoid these fees and unplanned costs, I really suggest that you hire car in Kampala away from Entebbe airport. Most of the off-airport rental car service companies provide complete transportation services that are more convenient than booking at airport.
Buying unnecessary extra insurance
Some auto insurance policies cover collision damage and personal liability for temporary use of a rental car and if you use a credit card to book and pay for the rental car, it may provide secondary collision coverage and these credit cards will not consider all other aspects it does not cover. Therefore, make sure you check on the complete coverage before you rent and this will help know the complete coverage.
Avoid not shopping around
Actually, rates may vary depending on the company or the amount of lead time, so it pays to shop around instead of taking a “one-and-done” approach. Some rental car service websites allow you to make comparison between rental companies and look for coupons.
Once you plan to travel long distances, am pretty sure you will access many car rental companies online that actually provide you with the coverage of such benefit where by you and your family will as much distance as you want without any problem. But some may charge an extra fee for an extra distance covered. So when you are renting, make sure that your desired distance is fully covered.
Rushing when inspecting
Before you take your rental car, It is a requirement that you make thorough inspection before you even drive away. You may be charged for damages you didn’t cause. Most of the rental cars in Uganda are maintained in proper conditions but sometimes some minor damages like scratches may not be noticed. Therefore, before you rent a car, make sure that u check it thoroughly to avoid damages you are not responsible for.
Past time return of the rental car
It is a fact the sometimes the planned drive alters with the actual drive to meeting a multiple of expectations and this may eventually lead to late returning of hired car. Most car rental companies in Uganda have extra charges that are sometimes not favorable in-case not expected. It might maybe a 30 minute delay but it might be having a financial consequence to you as well as the rental company. So the charges for late car return may be high. However, if you can communicate to the car hire company and inform them of late return of the car, some times the extra charge can be waived.