The importance of the estimated final rental price

07 November 2012 20:05

At Bruno's car rental we always remind our customers to be extremely vigilant and to doublecheck the estimated final rental price before booking a car online. The reason for this, is that many car hire price comparison websites only compare the basic rental price, but do not take into consideration the charges for supplements such as babyseats, additional drivers or out of hour delivery service charges.

If you want to save yourself the hassle of comparing the prices yourself by using popular websites for example Tripadvisor, Autoeurope, Holidayautos or Easycar this is no guarantee either, that you will book the cheapest car hire, because in most cases there is no clear information about additional insurances or the fuel policy which is applied by the local car hire company. Many online brokers in Spain not only have relationships with companies such as Avis, Hertz or Enterprise, but they also work with local companies like Goldcar, Centauro or Record rent a car in destinations such as Mallorca or Tenerife.

Most local car hire companies in Spain will cut the basic rental price to the very limit and make a profit by selling additional services or charging the cost of a tank of petrol at a premium. As an example: a week’s car hire at Mallorca airport with, a popular online broker, offers a price of 50 pounds per week for a small economical vehicle. That rental price may look cheap, but it does only include a basic CDW insurance and a full tank of petrol must be purchased upon arrival, unused petrol will not be refunded. A quick calculation shows, that the cheap car hire price at Mallorca airport is not so cheap in the end.

Bruno's strongly recommend to compare the estimated final rental price, including all mandatory charges, because the cheap rental car you may have found in Mallorca, Alicante or Tenerife may not be such a good bargain in the end.