Plus, the actual requirements and renting rules may differ from one place to another, which basically means that you should get acquainted with the precise rules of the country you are visiting before doing any concrete steps towards hiring a vehicle. You might assume that the rules and requirements are the same everywhere, which could lead to you making some wrong moves and possibly even getting fined and paying much more than you expected for these services. I am quite sure that you don’t even like hearing about something like that, and let alone experiencing it.

Well, if you don’t want to have any such unpleasant experiences, I would advise you to get properly informed about the entire process of hiring a car, i.e. using the leiebil option, practically anywhere in the world. There are certain things that you should do, as well as certain things you should be aware of, regardless of where it is that you are traveling. Today we are going to talk about those things and thus help you do everything correctly when you want to use the leiebil (car hiring) option.

To put it as simply as possible, I am going to provide you with a useful guide on how to correctly use this option. Of course, you can find a few more guides online if you need them and some of those, as can be seen on, will even give you information about the prices of these services in different countries and with different companies, which will undeniably be of huge help to everyone. In any case, let us continue with our own guide that we have prepared for you and that will also be useful if you just take the time to read through it and remember the tips that we have prepared. Here we go.


Shop Around

When people want to use any type of service, they will usually take their time to shop around and explore more options before making a final choice. Well, this shouldn’t be any different when it comes to renting a car when you are in a foreign place. You should never jump on board with the first option you come across and you should never make any decisions before exploring at least several different options. So, the first tip for you in this guide is to shop around and be thorough, because that will help you make the best possible choice.


Book In Advance

Some individuals tend not to think about car rentals until they have arrived at their destination and until they desperately need a vehicle. This desperation, if we can call it that, will lead to them paying much higher prices than they would have paid if they had just booked their vehicle in advance. The best thing to do is start exploring these options the moment you book your flight, as that can help you find the best and the cheapest deals. Usually, the earlier you book, the less you will pay. So, don’t wait until the very last minute, as last-minute deals can certainly be highly expensive.


Check All The Terms In Advance

Speaking of highly expensive, you can easily end up paying a lot more than expected if you don’t check all the terms of this specific service in advance. As you most probably understand already, these terms will be different from company to company, which means that you will need to thoroughly check all the terms out before booking any vehicles. If you cannot find all the information you need on the websites of the companies offering these services, then you should feel free to contact them and inquire about everything directly. Getting all the facts straight is a much better option than being unsure of all the terms and deals and simply hoping for the best after booking the car.


Beware Of Surcharges

One of the terms that you should check has to do with surcharges. Most often, you will be able to find information regarding these on the websites of those firms that are in the car hiring business. If not, though, then you should, once again, make sure to contact the companies and ask everything you need to know about those surcharges. There are various different fees that you will need to be aware of if you want to do this the right way and get the best deal on your rental car.

Some of those include additional driver fees, additional mileage fees, late pickups, late returns, refueling fees, as well as young driver fees. Of course, these will depend not only from country to country but also from firm to firm, which is why you should check the precise hidden fees and surcharges that you might expect when you rent your car from a specific place. Once you have thoroughly checked this out, you won’t have to worry about any financial surprises whatsoever. Nobody likes being surprised with a higher bill and I am sure that you are no different, which is exactly why checking those additional fees is of utmost importance.


Check Fuel Policy

I have just briefly mentioned the refueling fee above. Well, here is what you should know about it and here is how you can avoid it. Basically, various companies have different fuel policies and some of those will require you to refuel your car once you return it. If that’s the case, you should do this at a gas station, instead of waiting until you return the vehicle and then pay for a full tank to the actual company. That can cost a lot more.

There is another thing that could cost more, especially if you are not planning on traveling far distances with the car that you are hiring. Basically, some companies have the “full-to-empty” tank policy, meaning that you pay upfront for a full tank and then don’t get refunded on the fuel that you don’t end up spending. You should avoid this option if you aren’t sure that you can spend the full tank because it would cost you a lot more than if you were to refuel the tank all on your own once you get the keys to the car.


Photograph The Car

If you don’t want to end up paying for damages that you didn’t commit, then it would be a good idea for you to thoroughly inspect the car, photograph it and take note of any mark, scratch or bump that it might have. With the photos, you will have proof that you weren’t the one who made certain damages, which will help you avoid paying for those should the company representatives require it. So, grab your phone and don’t forget to photograph the vehicle, so as to prove that you are returning it in the same state in which you have previously picked it up. This will save you a lot of nerves, a lot of time, and a lot of money for that matter, in case anyone decides to trick you.