5 things to avoid when renting a car

When you hire a car through Surfers Rent A Car you will notice a big difference. Not only will you be surprised to know that the price you’re quoted is the price you’ll pay, but our family-run business is all about customer satisfaction.

  1. When looking on-line you might see car hire prices that are too good to be true, that’s usually because they are. The base price that most places quote is almost never the price you will pay. By the time they’ve added on all those extra costs the price is almost unrecognisable. At Surfers Rent A Car the price you see is the price you pay with no hidden costs.
  2. Many car hire companies present you with a massive excess payment should you damage the car. Out of fear many people pay an excessive amount for additional insurance to cover them in case of any damage. However, the figure is usually very inflated and bit by bit your car rental is creeping up in price. At Surfers Rent A Car our insurance excess is only $750 so you don’t need to worry about thousands of dollars’ worth of damage being charged to your credit card, and this is already factored into the price as standard.
  3. Some car hire companies will make you pay an additional fee for additional drivers, so sharing the driving could soon become a costly exercise. At Surfers Rent A Car it is FREE to add any additional drivers.
  4. Where possible bring your own satellite navigation and child car seats. Some car hire companies charge quite a lot for these added extras. Surfers Rent A Car keeps all their added extras at everyday low prices, but we also believe that if you can save a few bucks, why not?
  5. When travelling around the Gold Coast or Brisbane you are not restricted by where you can drop your car off. If you want to hire your car in Surfers Paradise and drop it off in Brisbane, you can. Many independent car companies don’t have this facility and especially for such a low rate of $55.

Watching out for those added extras that can creep up is important. Talking to Surfers Rent A Car on the Gold Coast is fool-proof, the price you see is the price you pay, with no hidden nasties.