Hello and welcome to our blog here at Dent Magnet, the No 1 car dent repair service in Northern Ireland. We hope you are enjoying the summer, today we are looking at what you can do if you have a hire car that has got some minor damage to it and needs to be repaired.
The Benefits Of Hiring A Car
Sometimes a hire car is the perfect solution for you, if either someone is using your main car, or you don`t have your own car at this particular time and you need one to either go to a business meeting, an interview or on holiday for instance. Or you may want to hire a good looking car out to impress someone. You can just hire out a car for a few days or a few weeks without going to too much expense and send it back at the end of the hire period.
But there can be a problem with many hire companies and it is this. They can charge you exorbitant amounts of money for any small dents that they say have been left on the vehicle while it has been out for hire with you. It can be a bit of a scam if the truth be told, they sometimes even charge people a large amount for leaving the petrol tank empty, many times above what it would actually cost to fill up the tank.
Advice When Hiring A Vehicle
Here are a few things you can do to help you when you are hiring out a car:
- Firstly read the small print on the contract from start to finish and if you don’t understand any of it ask them to explain. Knowing your rights and where you stand before you drive off in your hire car can be half the battle.
- Secondly go around your car before you take it away and make sure you point out any small bits of damage on the car either inside or outside of the car to one of the hire car employees, and make sure they take a note of it.
- Thirdly take even more care than you usually do when driving your hire car. And ensure when you park up the car you are not leaving it anywhere that could be classed as vulnerable and where it may get vandalised in any way.
- Lastly if you do happen to have an accident or someone else damages your car it is by far better to get in touch with us to fix any dents rather than send the car back in such a condition. We provide a low cost solution to repair any car dents on either your own car or a hire car.
That is all for today, if you require our assistance please just give us a call on 0800 083 5270 and we will be glad to help you out.