The ins and outs of car hire

Hiring a rental car can be fraught with dangers to the uninitiated. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous car hire companies have tarnished the industry by overcharging hire car clients with exorbitant or ridiculous fees.

In short, these types of hire car companies have been taking us all for a ride for some time!

But all is not lost. There are ethical Brisbane and Gold Coast car hire companies who put their clients first over greed and at Surfers Rent A Car, we are proud to say we are one of them.

Surfers Rent A Car is an independent, family owned and operated car rental company located in Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. We have been providing affordable, quality hire cars to our customers since 1975 and have thousands of happy customers that visit us regularly from around the world.

Our team has more than 35 years experience in the car rental business with expert local knowledge. We also maintain our vehicles with an in house mechanic so our vehicles are always roadworthy and well maintained for our client safety and comfort.

For those who aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of car hire, we thought we would share a guide so you know what you can expect to reasonably pay for with a Surfers Rent A Car car hire.

What we don’t charge for

Brisbane and Gold Coast airport pickups (between 8am – 5pm)

Airport levies

Administration fees

Second driver (on agreement)

No surcharge for drivers between 21 and 25

Registration recovery tax

Credit card payment fees

Insurance excess reduction waivers

What we do charge for

Daily hire of our vehicles

Fully comprehensive insurance which covers:

  • single and multi-vehicle accidents
  • hail damage
  • tyre damage
  • windscreen damage
  • theft

If you incur tolls or traffic fines whilst you are driving our rental cars, you as the driver are of course responsible for payment along with any fuel that you use.

If after reading this you are still looking at other Brisbane or Gold Coast hire car companies who intend to charge you the fees that we don’t, you would have to ask yourself the question….why pay more?

At Surfers Rent A Car, we guarantee that the price you are supplied at time of booking is the price you will pay (excluding fuel, tolls and fines).

So, book your next rental car with the cheapest car hire company in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. We have a great range of fully maintained hire cars to choose from and a customer service team that is second to none.

Call us on AU: 1300 365 033, (07) 5572 0600 or NZ: 0800 447 426. Don’t pay more the keys to a hire car than you need to!