6 Most Common Car Rental Myths

6 Most Common Car Rental Myths

Don't believe everything you hear! This rule should be applied to all aspects of your life; most importantly, when you're renting a car.

The internet is full of information regarding car rental companies. Most of which makes people apprehensive about trying out the service.

Here are some common myths you shouldn't believe when renting a car for a trip.

1. Rent from a Big Company

Most people think it's best to rent a car from a known, international company. However, that's not necessary. While companies mostly have similar policies, there can be some big differences. Before opting for a service provider, remember to conduct a survey on your own. Be sure to be aware of the terms and conditions of the company you choose.

2. You Always Get the Car You Booked

You can get a Ford, if you booked a Ford. However, that's not always true. You'll get a car of the same size, capacity and seats you asked for but the exact model isn't guaranteed.

3. Rental Car Companies Are Open 24/7

Unlike the car rental services you see at airports, not all offer round the clock services. They aren't open for 24 hours. Most companies are open during the usual business hours. If you have rented a car, make sure you return the car on the agreed time. Extra charges might apply if you drop the vehicle during off hours.

4. The Insurance Has Got You Covered

Before crossing any borders, think about the insurance. It doesn't cover you everywhere you go. Most insurance covers you only in the USA, some are fine till Canada. However, if you plan to go further, you might have to buy a different insurance policy.

5. You're Charged for Damages You Didn't Do

This is a very common myth, people are always anxious about the present damages when renting a car. The truth is no car rental company will ever charge you for any damage you didn't do.

6. No One Ever Cleans a Rental Car

It isn't true that rental cars are always in a bad shape. Companies take care of their cars, so do people who rent them. They'll also clean and wash the car if they have some where special to go.

You don't have to worry about any of these myths being true, especially when you rent a car from Super Cheap Car Rental. When you're visiting Los Angeles or San Francisco, avail our car rental great service. Visit our website and book a car right away.

Share this Post:
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.