There are some key issues in hiring a car which you should be aware of so that you do not get caught out. The fuel policy is one such issue that you should clarify even before you sit behind the wheels. There is a full-to-empty fuel policy that leaves you with no choice but to pay in advance for a full tank of gas. It is up to you how you will return the car, with and empty tank or half full, and not expect any refund for any remaining gas. In such cases you actually pay double the price at any petrol pump. Though this is a prevalent practice among the car rental companies but any good car rental agency will offer full-to-full option always. You should know one thing that this type of fuel policy will actually increase the basic rental cost.
The CDW Cover
The next important thong to know about a Car Rental Antigua is the Collision Damage Waiver or CDW cover. It is not the same as any standard and comprehensive car insurance as you may know even though it is often advertised as ‘fully comprehensive. This is a waiver in the contract where it is said the rental company will waive its right to claim compensation from you for any damage caused to the rented vehicle. Just as the name implies, CDW is actually designed to cover damages caused in any collision and no single vehicle damage. In previous days both types were covered as long as the driver is not negligent but with the car rental firms looking for savings the room of CDW cover has shriveled. You must also know about other exclusions that usually hide within the fine print of the contract.
It all depends on the repute of the Antigua Car Rentals regarding what they will cover under CDW. Any good car rental company will usually provide cover for several damages that any budget or a cheapskate company will not provide. For example, when you drive over a rock and damage the car on a bend, or if the car skids on oily road and hits against a wall.