Safety Check for Vacation Rental Cars

With all your vacation plans set, the moment you land it’s time for those plans to turn into reality. All that’s left to do is pick up your vacation car rental and off you go. But before you do that, keep in mind to check your rental car. Sometimes the slightest issue with the car could cause a lot of damage to your well planned trip. Take out a little time to go over the car that you have reserved to have a lovely vacation. We have listed a few tips below that will guide you to check if your vacation car rental is in proper condition for you and your family.

  • The first thing that you must look into begins much before you leave home and get on to the flight. Get in touch with your personal car insurance agent and learn about the extent of your coverage. Once that is done you can decide whether you want to buy car insurance from the car rental agency. It’s always better to spend a few extra dollars and be at peace that you and your family are safe rather than regretting it later.
  • Look around the car and check the body and bumper for dents and scratches and if you do find any, bring it to the notice of the agent. Also check the tires, they have to be in a good condition and filled with air. Don’t forget to check the spare one in the trunk as well.
  • Always pick a car that is economical on gas, you don’t want to spend more than what you thought you would on gas. Ask the agent to call a service adviser and go though the hood check the hoses and brake fluid level. Take a look under the car to insure that there are no leaks and nothing is dripping onto the road.
  • Get into the car and check if the door locking system works. Start the car and then inspect your dashboard, make sure that all the turn signals and the head lights are working fine. There should not be any lights you don’t want, to be glowing on the dashboard, like the check engine light, anti breaks, low oil and battery light on.
  • Do check the brakes before you leave; you don’t want any break related noises. Finally check if the car is full with gas and you are ready to go.

Keep the above tips in mind and you can avoid any issues with your vacation car rental in Hawaii.

About Steve Parquet

Currently I'm an accredited travel agent and the owner of Tradewinds Travel Group. I've been self-employed since 1981 when I started my own foreign and domestic car repair business. I'm a multi-tasking entrepreneur who has founded and run 10 different businesses ranging from auto repair to natural food manufacturing, website development, computer consulting, online marketing, Kauai vacation rentals and now car rentals in Hawaii and worldwide.

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