Travelling is exciting. But there are many factors that come into play to make it enjoyable. Whether you are travelling in a new country or you are looking to have a ride for a week or month, renting a car makes a great idea. This will save you the trouble of taking the public transport, which is usually cramped and slow. If you are travelling long distances, a rented vehicle may also be much cheaper or more cost-efficient.
When you are looking for a car rental company, go for one that has a wide variety of choices. In Singapore, some companies offer Grab partner car rental and private vehicles. Once you have made your choice, there are some steps that you need to follow before taking out the car for a spin. Remember this one thing: take care of the car. You are just renting it. If you are new to this, here are some things that you need to keep in mind:
Clean the car’s exterior
The easiest and most sensible thing to do is to clean the car’s exterior, especially if you are going to use it for more than a month. You do not want to return it to the fleet looking filthy, especially if the agreement says that the car should be in good condition. When it comes to car washing, do not use abrasive cleaning materials and solutions. It would also be a good idea to have it auto detailed if you can’t clean it yourself.
Have the machines checked
You will need to make sure that your car’s engines are also in good condition. That’s for your safety and also for making sure that there is no damage. But do not have anything removed or altered. Just have the parts checked and examined. If there are some problems, write them down and make the proper documentation. Also, check the mileage and the oil of the car.
Check the tyres
Before you leave the fleet, check the tyres if they are in good shape. Otherwise, you might want to ask the rental company to have the tyres changed. Before returning the car, check if there is some minor damage to the tyre, too.
Do not forget the interior
Of course, the interior is something that you should also prioritise. Keep the car’s interior smelling good by not smoking inside. The upholstery may also smell, especially if there are spills and food stains on it. Just to be safe, fight the urge to eat inside the car. Or lay some newspaper or plastic sheets before loading some light groceries.
Renting a car is a much more cost-efficient choice when you are travelling long distances within the country you are visiting. It will also keep you from experiencing the hassles and troubles of taking public transport. When renting a car, you need to be more than trustworthy. You need to make sure that the car will reach back the fleet in one piece and in pristine condition.