Although it is a mostly hassle-free process, renting a car is often seen as a stressful affair by travelers. Even if you are someone who is experienced with the whole process, you might not be aware of those simple tricks that can help in making the entire process a lot smoother. In this write-up, we’ll be covering some of those simple things you can do to make your car rental experience all the better.
Start with Your Windscreen
Before racing away on your rental car, be sure to check the inside of your windscreen and make sure that it is not dirty. At Xdrive Car Rental, we ensure that each vehicle we provide is cleaned and maintained to perfection, and hence our customers will not face any such troubles. However, it is always better to be safe than sorry. You will not realize that the windscreen is dirty until the sun starts shining on it. If you want to be better prepared, take a small cloth with you just for this purpose.
Washer Fluid and Oil Level
Another thing to note before driving away is the windscreen washer fluid and oil levels. If both of these are not at the required level, ask the team to replenish them. Doing so will ensure that you will not face any hassles in between your journey.
Carry a Torch with You
Not only will a torch help you to see in the dark, but it can also be useful to see under the car’s hood if something were to go wrong. It is, in fact, one of the essential accessories that we recommend our customers to carry with them on their travels. Instead of an LED torch, you can also opt to use your smartphone’s flashlight.
Whether you have opted for Navigation along with your vehicle or is planning to use the one that came inbuilt in your car, check and set the preferred language to one that you prefer. It’s better to do so before you collect the vehicle from the rental agent as this will avoid the situation where you are stuck in the middle of a road trip with a device that is stuck on a language that you do not understand.
Keep Your Car Clean
If you are hiring the vehicle for your vacation and planning a trip to the beach, be sure to remove as much dirt and sand from the car as possible. Returning your vehicle extremely dirty can result in additional cleaning fees being charged by your car rental provider. You can avoid such troubles by simply brushing yourself down before getting back inside the vehicle.