Top Car Rental Scams That You Can Avoid
Car rental companies are getting trickier when it comes to their sales process.
Are you planning to rent a car in Abu Dhabi for your next family vacation? It sounds like a relatively easy process right? Just handpick the car that you want, sign on the dotted line, and pay a set cost, what could go wrong? One word – everything.
If you aren’t careful, that company that you got a short term car rental in Abu Dhabi from could potentially be scamming you. And, you wouldn’t even know it! With competition always on the rise and finances always placed at the forefront of rental companies, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that these so-called “discount car rental companies” are pulling your strings. Here are some of the most common scams that people fall for.
Don’t Fall For the “Upgraded Package”
If a car rental company runs out of the class of vehicle that you have requested, they will essentially offer to upgrade you to a more expensive vehicle “for free”. As soon as you hear the word “free”, you may be intrigued. But, before they actually go through with it, they may try to talk you into paying a small transfer fee before getting the actual luxury car that was promised. Just say no.
Watch Out For “Reduced” Gas Offers
Many times car rental companies will use a tactic where they will offer you a car with a full tank for a “reduced price”. In most cases, this “reduced” price falls within pennies of the local gas stations and any unused gas that you leave in the car will go back to the company who will then re-sell it at a “reduced” price. Just take the time to fill it on your own.