Car Rental Tips

With many car hire companies, if a vehicle is damaged, the driver has to pay the first amount of the repair bill. In some countries this can be over EUR1,000.

tip: Where possible, take out Damage Excess Waiver (DEW). With Your Car Hire, this costs just 2.50 per day and gives you the peace of mind that any excess paid will be refunded back to you at the end of the hire as long as Your Car Hire are sent a police and accident report form from the local company.

Car Rental Check list

  1. Which car hire firm am I meeting when I get to my destination?
  2. What insurance am I covered for?
  3. Will I get breakdown assistance?
  4. How much deposit will I have to leave when I collect my car?
  5. Does the driver hold a full, clean licence and credit card?
  6. Is the vehicle large enough to fit the entire party and their luggage?
  7. Will we need baby/child seats, a roofrack, Ski rack etc?
  8. Have I advised the car hire firm of my flight number and arrival time?
  9. Will the office be open at the time we arrive?
  10. What is the procedure for returning the car?