Whether you are renting a vehicle for pleasure or business, it’s good to always inspect the car as well as the rental agency before driving off the vehicle lot. Below are the key questions that can help you chose the right car and agency for your particular needs.

What are the documents that I will need before renting the car? The rental agencies most of the times require a host of documents before they allow you to rent a vehicle, these may include; driver’s licence, proof of address and proof of auto insurance.

Can also rent a car without a credit card? The credit card was once only required for hiring a vehicle but now days, many of the companies accept many other forms of payments. And without a credit card, you might require to provide additional documentation as well as security deposit.

Will the car daily rate become cheaper when I book over the weekend? Many of the vehicle rental agencies charge less money over the weekends than for the vehicles that are rented out during the week.

What are the customer mileage limitations? It’s also known that renting a car comes with its daily mileage limit, which may also differ depending on how far away from you plan to take the vehicle.

What is the known charge for exceeding the mileage limit? The rental company will record the car’s mileage before you leave the lot and will again record it when you return the car. In order you have exceeded the mileage limitation, you will be charged an amount for each of the added mile.

Am I also required to buy your damage and loss insurance? Many of the car rental companies offer the insurance against the accidents as well as theft, but when you already have a car, your personal auto insurance may cover any of the damages or loss to the rental.

What are the taxes or fees that will be added to the rental fee? It’s also good idea to learn about all the fees, taxes and many other charges before you decide to rent a vehicle.

How much fuel should I return from the tank? The policies differ between the car rental companies. Some of them prefer the gas tank to be full on return, while the others will want it empty. The other vehicle companies will ask you to return the vehicle with the same amount of fuel as when you took if from the lot.

What about the latest time to return the vehicle?  Many of the rental companies ask that the cars be returned by closing time, however, some companies might offer that you need to return the car after working hours.

What would be the charge for returning the car late? Here there might be unexpected circumstances and you might find yourself returning the car before the time agreed. It can also be good to know the charge ahead of time.