From the perspective of a genuine travelling enthusiast, here is a bitter truth about renting a vehicle for your trip: it isn’t easy.
Subject to the expert judgment of all travelers, even the first timers.
Don’t get us wrong; we don’t mean to put a damper on your travelling fantasies, but it is true.
Many people even have confessed to having something near to a headache every time the question of renting a car has sprung up in the course of travel planning.
This may be a direct result of an apparent cheap car leasing in Dubai in the past without having checked the very basic essentials that should never be dismissed.
More so, in light of the fact that the wrong rental can become a huge bottleneck in your travel plans.
However, it is not impossible to find your money’s worth in the shape of the best car rental in Dubai. Even first timers can get a great deal, if they ensure the most important things are in place, before signing on the such as:
- Insurance: First things first. You need to ensure that should you meet with an accident, your insurance agency will cover you. That is very essential, as road accidents by tourists driving rental cars in Dubai is a real possibility.
- Take the number of concerned authorities: The staff of the myriad car rental services in Dubai can be a bit elusive. Make sure you have the contact details of at least 3 people from the service before signing in on the lease. Once you get their numbers, call them up immediately and see whether that number is active or not.
- Check rental car conditions: Evaluate the conditions of the rental before you sign on it. Check for:
- Any pre-existing damage. If there are, take a picture, store it safely, bring it to the attention of the staff, clearly include it as a ‘pre-existing damage’ in the paperwork, and keep a copy with yourself. If there are major damages, insist on another vehicle.
- The last time the vehicle received maintenance.
- Keep a spare tire, a jack and a lug wrench in the trunk, in case you run into a flat tire situation on your trip.
- It’s a different vehicle, unlike the one you drive regularly. Get in rhythm with it. Drive it around the block a few times, so as to familiarize yourself with its steering, brakes, wipers, seats, etc.
- Goes without saying: Always carry a map or GPS-enabled device.
Follow these instructions blindly, and you will never question ‘all-round travel preparations’ again.