Car Rental Fees - How a 12 days rent price can jump from 40€ to 400€ in Costa del Sol 201822-06-2018
This goes for the car hire-rental customers. Beware! Most of the car hire firms located in Marbella, Malaga, Malaga Airport, Estepona, San Pedro, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Torremolinos among others cities such as Firefly, Malagacar, Avis, Hertz, Gold Car, have found a new way of ripping you off. At the 13th of June, 2018 at Malaga airport, Spain.
How car hire for a 12 days car rent went from 40 € to 400€? My family rented an automatic 4 doors car at www.rentalcars.com for 13 days road trip, The retail price was only 39.77 with a 1300 € deposit to pick up the car. But deposit you get it back once you return the car to their facilities.
|The car rental receipt with the total amount June 2018
Surprisingly I ended up paying more than double on my final bill up to almost 400€ when we returned the car.
Car rental firms operate in a similar way to airlines, meaning you’ve got to book early, and online, for the cheapest deals.
Here's my history. When I arrived at the Airport in Malaga, I immediately went to pick up my car. I used the company Firefly Car Rental at Malaga airport to rent a car. So when we were at their office to collect the car. I didn't have a credit card at the moment to issue the payment but my husband did. Since the reservation was under my name and not my husband, they told me that we could ONLY issue a payment if we included an insurance. how misleading?
Even though my husband was signed as the main driver. They insisted on creating a problem simply because we were paying using a different person credit card or by cash.
So we finally had to pay with an incredible add-on of almost 200€
Suprise, surprise Firefly Car Rental can easily change your booking name only if you pay full insurance 181.73€ only in that instance they can modify it. You don't have to pay deposit all your crush accidents are covered by insurance, which is good actually.
Later on, I could read at carrent.com their terms and conditions from the email they sent me after the reservation confirmation. And I found out you can actually change a reservation name when the main drive is included! but Firefly Car Rental at Malaga airport was so determined to get more money. It was midnight and we as a 4 people family couldn't do anything else but pay.
|Car deposit in order to collect the car for an amount of up to 1.300 € June 2018
In addition to that, you have to pay a full tank gasoline in advance and of course, with this, you have to pay an additional service as well for 36.86+ tax
So pay strong attention when renting a car
Check your Rental Car Meticulously
When you pick up your car despite the time you do it, make sure that you check for any damage.
Full Tank Policy
Make sure to ask about this policy whether they use it or not. In this case, Firefly requests you to bring the car back with a full tank of petrol. If you do not bring it back full you might find that you have to pay an additional 50 € fee.
In Cars Europe’s terms and conditions, we find that Spain charges a road tax on car rentals 4,60€ to 9,25€ with an including summer rise above 30% of the usual taxes.
If you're planning to hire a car over the summer holidays? Beware! there might be hidden extra fees, which can add as much as 350€ on top of the original quoted cost.
So, BEWARE if you book with Firefly, Gold Car, Record, and others. Extra insurance costs could be as much as 400% more than the car rental.
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