Top 5 Car Hire Questions you ask us

Q: I have received an email stating my details have changed and I have noticed you have altered my drop of date, why?

A: Rentals that are booked for 5 or 6 days are automatically altered to 7 days. This is because when we purchase days, 1 week actually works out cheaper than 1 day x 5 or 6. So we round the days up to 7 to keep the prices as keen as possible. The same principle can be given to rentals of 13 and 14 days and even 19 and 20 days. You are not charged extra for his and can return the vehicle on your?preferred?date without consequence.

Q: How do I collect my voucher?

A: Once your voucher is ready we send you an email that links to the customer login page. http://www.usrentacar.co.uk/booking/

loginSimply, enter your email address, the password you selected at the time of rental (also found on your confirmation email) and enter the 4 digit?verification?code found next to the box (in the above image it is 6676). You will then be transferred to the customer area, click on the collect voucher button and print of your documents.

Q: What is the fuel policy if I do not select the GOLD rate?

A: Suppliers generally will charge you upon collection for a full tank of fuel and will expect you to return the car as empty as possible. Budget do offer the option to collect full return full, however always fully read your rental agreement (the documentation you sign locally) as this will show exactly what you have agreed to. ?For more information on rental agreements please click herehttp://www.usrentacar.co.uk/blog/?p=74

Q: What do you rates include?

A:

  • Unlimited Mileage.
  • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) which is a combination insurance of both Collision damageWaiver (CDW) and Theft Waiver. As long as you adhere to the rental policy of the supplier you will not be held responsible for the cost of replacement or repair to your hire vehicle.
  • Uninsured Motorist Protection (UMP) up to $1m Liability Cover. Offers an Uninsured/Underinsured/Hit-and-Run Motorist Protection (UMP) that provides the renter and family members traveling together in the rented vehicle with up to $1,000,000 of non-stacked coverage for bodily injury sustained while driving the rental car, and caused by another driver who has no insurance, minimal insurance, or is a hit-and-run driver.
  • Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) up to $1m Liability Cover. All drivers included on the rental agreement will not be held liable for third party claims for bodily injury or property damage resulting from an accident.
  • All Taxes and Airport Fees. (except the new 2.5% California Tourism Tax which is payable locally for all Californian pick up’s.)In addition to the items above U.S. Rent A Car has negotiated the following features with individual suppliers all of which are included within the Fully Inclusive rate.

Budget Fully Inclusive includes 1 additional driver.
Dollar Fully Inclusive includes 1 additional driver.

If the Gold Rate is purchased this will include your first tank of petrol and extend the insurance to accommodate additional drivers.

Alamo Gold covers up to 3 additional drivers.
Dollar Gold covers unlimited additional drivers.

What’s NOT included;

Your rental will include full insurance as stated above. Our suppliers may offer you ‘Optional’ extras upon collection of your vehicle.You are under NO OBLIGATION to purchase them. These extras may include the following;

Customer Facility Charge From 1 st October 2008 Orlando International Airport will be implementing a Customer Facility Charge. All clients collecting cars from On Airport rental desks will incur a charge locally at the time of collection. The cost of the charge will be $2.50 plus tax for each day of the car rental to a maximum of $12.50 plus tax. This charge has been implemented by Orlando International Airport NOT by the car rental companies.

RoadSafe/Roadside Assistance. Your rental will include basic road side assistance. An emergency number will be located upon the rental agreement collected from the supplier for you to call in the event of mechanical difficulties. Although your rental will include a basic roadside assistance service you may be offered to upgrade this to a more comprehensive/time sensitive or Premium service. This is NOT compulsory, you do not have to accept this. Prices vary from supplier to supplier and will be advised upon collection of the vehicle.

Personal Accident Insurance/Effects Insurance. Your personal belongings are not covered by the car insurance in the event of loss or damage. Our suppliers may offer you insurance cover for this however this is ‘Optional’ and you are under NO OBLIGATION to accept this. Please check with your travel insurance company before you travel as standard travel insurance will usually cover your personal effects.

Up Grades. Upon collection of your vehicle some suppliers may run special offers or offer you to upgrade your vehicle. This is an ‘Optional’ extra that you do NOT have to accept. If you are happy with the vehicle you have booked just decline any offers. If you choose to upgrade from your pre-booked vehicle the local upgrades will be charged by the supplier on top of the price you have paid us at the prevailing rate determined by the supplier.

Fuel. If you have purchased the Fully Inclusive rate this will not include the first tank of fuel. Fuel options vary from supplier to supplier so please check the fuel conditions when you collect the car.

Local Taxes. If you choose to purchase any items listed above or otherwise from the supplier upon collection of your vehicle please remember that purchases will be subject to taxes. Please check the total price with the supplier upon purchase.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST CHECK YOUR RENTAL AGREEMENT BEFORE SIGNING IT. PLEASE QUERY ANY ITEMS ON THE AGREEMENT YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT. ONCE YOU SIGN THE RENTAL AGREEMENT YOU WILL BE AGREEING TO THE SUPPLIERS TERMS AND YOUR CONTRACT WILL THEN BE WITH THE ?SUPPLIER.

Q: Can you?guarantee?me a certain car?

A: No,?unfortunately?we can never guarantee make or model of any of our vehicles, this also mean that any petrol or luggage?capacity’s?are for guidance only. The details are supplied by the car rental companies themselves however they are not always accurate. Please do not pick a vehicle based on these approximate descriptions.

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