Free English Lesson - Renting A Car - How To Rent A Car in English
Sometimes we need to rent a car because ours isn't working, or we're away
from home and don't have a car available. It could be a short-term rental
or a long-term rental.
Do you know what to say in English when you rent a car? What are the
sentences and words that you'll use? We'll learn that in this lesson. By
the end of it, you should be able to confidently speak in English when you
rent a car.
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Six Secrets to Know When Renting a Car
There are six secrets that car rental companies don't want you to know and
these secrets can save you a lot of money.
Number one: always inspect the car you're renting with an employee before
you sign anything. Car rental offices should have a vehicle inspection list
that is signed before you leave the premises, otherwise you could be billed
for the damage.
Number two: off airport locations are often cheaper than those at the
airport. The vehicles at the airport locations often cost more due to
Number three: fuel purchase options and insurance. You may purchase a tank
of gas from the rental company at the time of rental, and return the
vehicle with as little gas as you prefer. Be aware that they are unable to
give you a refund for any unused fuel. However, this method eliminates the
need for you to refuel the tank prior to returning. This can be very pricey
if you're not traveling far, but is a convenience.
The rental car agents enthusiastically encourage you to purchase car rental
insurance or what is commonly referred to as collision damage waiver, the
CDW. However, check with your insurance agent and find out if your credit
card covers this. However, you will be responsible if the vehicle is
damaged and the time that it is not being used, that's a bill you will have
Number four: negotiate your upgrade. The upgrade rates don't exist, they're
made up by sales people if you have a mid-sized reservation and you're
looking for something larger or something more fuel-efficient, you can ask
for the upgrade. Don't pay the extra fee. If not, take the reservation.
Number five: timing is everything. The largest expense incurred by a car
rental company is depreciation. If the car is sitting on the lot, they want
to rent it.
Number six: complain and you shall receive. Car rental companies often go
to great lengths to make their customers happy. Like most companies, they
want you to use them again. If there is a problem or complaint, complain to
a manager and ask for a discount or a refund.
You can save even more money by using your AAA discount, AARP or even a
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How To Rent A Car
Travel Show Live's Erik Hastings sits down with Paula Rivera, of Hertz, to
discuss how to rent a car. Car Rental insurance and fuel opions are also
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