When it comes to hiring cars, many people are relying on online reservations. They do this because they find it more convenient and easier to manage. It could have been better, if all potential customers of car hire companies know how to book their reservations online. But, due to lack of computer skills, they try to manage booking through phone calls or visiting the car hire office.
Anyway, what is more important when making a reservation is how well you understand your quote. When you are making a reservation, you have to make sure that the quote is clear. You should not be very contented and relaxed because you have a driver’s license and a credit card to use. You still need to be very meticulous and keen, when it comes to your quote.
What is in your quote, anyway? Aside from the personal information included there, you have some terms that must be very well explained. If you are not going to ask about these terms, then you will never know what it is all about. This quote is a part of the conditions that you have agreed and accepted. So, it is a must for you to be familiar with it.
Mileage in Kilometers
Pretty sure that you can notice a mileage specified in your quote. This is usually in kilometer, but most car hire companies make use of the word mileage. Actually, this has something to do with the distance of your travel. How long would it take you to reach your destination? The distance it would take to return the car is also included here.
You have to be aware that there is a specific distance set in your agreement. If you will exceed the mileage set, then you are going to pay for that per meter or kilometer, depending on how a company computes it. But, if you cannot use the maximum distance or mileage that you are supposed to use, then the company will not return the fee for that.
If the package that you have paid or if the quote states that you have availed an unlimited kilometer, then it only means that you can drive as far as you can. There is no limit for your mileage and this will only expire when you finish your car rental contract. So, during the period of your contract, you can go as far as 2000 kilometers, if you can. Most of the time, you are in-charged of your own fuel fee here.
There are companies, who gives kilometer allowances. Most of the time, this is given to limited mileage cases. Sometimes, it also depends on the situation or deals. For example, if you are going to hire a car for 5 days, then you will be given a 100km allowance every day. But, that is not always true for all car hire companies because they have different deals.
Anyway, always remember that quotes are very important. So, before accepting the deal, make sure to check your quote details.