Auckland, New Zealand (PressExposure) November 19, 2009 -- The rising fuel prices and poor economy, does not stop anyone from owing a car or renting it. Car rental Company is a wide form of hiring shop, serving a wide variety of needs by renting vans and truck also. Whether it is a holiday or a business trip, you might want to rent a car or rent a van. If public transport is not an option for you then you have to opt for it.
Reservations: Most travel agents can do this for you, or you can make a reservation online on your own. Research for a good online service offering discounts on rent a car. Mostly it is the base value that is charged by the company and allows you to put unlimited miles on the car. When choosing a car, you'll need to consider the number of passengers, the amount of luggage, the fuel economy of different cars, the rental cost and your budget. You will need a credit card in order to reserve and pay for the rental.
Legal Documents: Before you leave home, make sure that you have a driver's license in your pocket. Without that, don't even try to rent or drive a car in your country. To have access to legal international driving license, you will also need an International Driver's Permit (IDP).
Insurance: The companies prefer to tell the base value in the start but afterward when the billing form is given at the pick up time, the renter gets the price shock of their life. The reservation cost and the presented differs from each other in a good amount. It is advisable to safeguard your trip with wide options open. It may be tempting to rent and buy whatever insurance protection is provided by the company. The following types of insurance, all of which are optional are offered by the rental companies:
Personal Protection Plan (PPP): This covers medical, ambulance and death expenses for yourself and your passengers.
Loss Damage Waiver (LDW): This is not insurance; it simply removes your responsibility if your rental car is stolen or damaged. It applies only to the rental car and Auckland van rental.
Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI): This covers any other property you might damage with your rental car.
GPS: In today's technological world the introduction of GPS (Global positioning System) technology is used by many rental companies to limit the speed of the car and also to locate the vehicle in case of any mishap. This comes with additional charges.
Hidden Costs: Apart from insurance, charges for special situations are also there. This includes if you want a driver or if your own driver is of lesser age than required, a wheelchair, a pre-paid fuel option or a child safety seat.
Hope you'll have a good time traveling.