Car rental - No garage near rental location

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Based on resolver’s experience to date, this is the last thing you really want to be worrying about as you end your trip, but if you have an agreement that states you must return the car with a full tank, then it’s important that you do so, in order to avoid a fuel surcharge. It’s a good idea to check where the nearest petrol station is and its opening hours (ask a member of staff) when you pick up your hire car, so you are well prepared for its return. Most rental locations have a petrol station within a few miles and this should be sufficient for returning it with a full tank. If you are asked to pay a surcharge having filled the car at the nearest available petrol station, resolver recommends that you submit your concern in writing to the rental company, and and resolver can assist you in submitting, recording and reminding you when and who to escalate to. It may be possible to obtain a refund of your fuel surcharge. It can be extremely frustrating when there is not garage near the rental location.

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You should know

Car rental companies have to give clear terms and conditions, transparent pricing info, and a full explanation of their liability and waiver cover. In fact, all charges should be made clear to you upfront.

You should always take a full inventory and get the car hire company to sign off on everything – even if the company tells you it isn’t necessary.

If you decide to take out extra cover, it’s best to make sure that the cover is in the same name as the lead driver. This could avoid a number of potential pitfalls in the future.

Car hire companies should invoice you for any charges incurred. In some cases, they may debit money directly from your account – they should make efforts to notify you beforehand.

If you do have to dispute a charge, you should always try to do it within 14 days.

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