Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Car

Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Car

Looking to rent a car in San Francisco? You don't want to be making any of these mistakes!

Renting a Car at the Airport

Sure, it is a convenient option to get off your flight, make your way through baggage claim, and walk straight to the rental car outside the airport, but boy, this is going to put a dent in your pocket! The airport is the most expensive place to hire a car and comes with additional costs that you wouldn't otherwise get.

Avoid getting airport rentals which will have surcharges and be ten to fifteen percent greater than what renting would typically amount to. Instead, contact a rental company located in the city for nominal rates and save the extra dollars!

Skipping the Initial Inspection

Thoroughly inspect your vehicle when you get it from the company. Make sure there aren't any scratches or dents, and that everything on the inside works just fine. Should you notice a problem, inform the company immediately so they know the damage was already there.

If you neglect this initial inspection, you may end up being charged for damages you did not even cause. Never assume that anomaly problem is too small to be reported; speak up and let the company know exactly what condition the car is in if you see the glitch has not already been listed.

Buying Extra Insurance 

A good and reliable rental company will cover collision and liability costs as part of their

Looking to rent a car in San Francisco? You don't want to be making any of these mistakes!

Renting a Car at the Airport

Sure, it is a convenient option to get off your flight, make your way through baggage claim, and walk straight to the rental car outside the airport, but boy, this is going to put a dent in your pocket! The airport is the most expensive place to hire a car and comes with additional costs that you wouldn't otherwise get.

Avoid getting airport rentals which will have surcharges and be ten to fifteen percent greater than what renting would typically amount to. Instead, contact a rental company located in the city for nominal rates and save the extra dollars!

Skipping the Initial Inspection

Thoroughly inspect your vehicle when you get it from the company. Make sure there aren't any scratches or dents, and that everything on the inside works just fine. Should you notice a problem, inform the company immediately so they know the damage was already there.

If you neglect this initial inspection, you may end up being charged for damages you did not even cause. Never assume that anomaly problem is too small to be reported; speak up and let the company know exactly what condition the car is in if you see the glitch has not already been listed.

Buying Extra Insurance 

A good and reliable rental company will cover collision and liability costs as part of their policy. Before you make your payment, check to see the company's insurance policies to see whether you'll be requiring additional insurance or not. You don't want to pay for auto insurance for your rental only to find out that it wasn't necessary at all!

Beware of the Hidden Rental Costs!

Finally, read the fine print to be stay aware of any hidden costs the company may have.  Make sure you know exactly what you're paying for, and that there won't be any other unexpected charges levied later. Ask your agent about the company's polices and pricing, and make an informed decision to avoid any unpleasant surprises during or after your renting period!

Rent a car with us and get your total price given to you up-front with no hidden charges! Our services also extend to Orange County and Los Angeles.

Before you make your payment, check to see the company's insurance policies to see whether you'll be requiring additional insurance or not. You don't want to pay for auto insurance for your rental only to find out that it wasn't necessary at all!

Beware of the Hidden Rental Costs!

Finally, read the fine print to be stay aware of any hidden costs the company may have.  Make sure you know exactly what you're paying for, and that there won't be any other unexpected charges levied later. Ask your agent about the company's polices and pricing, and make an informed decision to avoid any unpleasant surprises during or after your renting period!

Rent a car with us and get your total price given to you up-front with no hidden charges! Our services also extend to Orange County and Los Angeles.

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Posted by Danny Barker
Danny Barker

In 1996, after teaching in Japan for several years, Danny Barker and his wife Manami came back to the California and bought 10 used Toyota Corollas with the intention of opening their own rental company. The premise of this company was to give a true all inclusive price to anyone 21 and over with no extra fees or surprises and no matter what country you were from.

And thus in 1997 Super Cheap Car Rental was born. Over time Danny and Manami built a reputation as an honest company that truly cared about and valued its customers. As a result Super Cheap Car Rental became the go to rental company for many foreign and American students, travelers and interns as well as for workers in the music and entertainment business in Los Angeles.

A lot has changed in the 20+ years Super Cheap has been in business but the one thing that has never changed is Super Cheap's small company attitude and their commitment to putting a smile on every one of their customers faces.