Do you need wheels on your next trip? Car Rental can give you freedom as well as flexibility when you’re traveling and in some parts of the world it’s the only feasible way to get around.
But a rental car can sometimes add complications to your trip — like trying to find the best deal or sorting out exactly which insurance options you need. And all you are left with is judging on practical tips as to how to save money, understanding your rental agreement and so on.
But with the introduction of MiCar – the self-drive car rental service in Delhi NCR – not only it has helped travel buffs to go anywhere, anytime with the most reliable driver you know at the wheel: YOU but also let you have that peace of mind while you are on road.
You can enjoy the benefits of driving without the fear of maintenance costs or any harm to your own car. MiCar offers, a whole bunch of cars that anyone of us would love to drive at pocket friendly rates.
You can check the website as well the mobile apps for easy bookings and renting a car for the road trip. “Great Rental Car Selection. Unbeatable Deals.” is so apt for Micar.
We booked for us, Nissan Terrano for a weekend getaway. The Micar executive on phone was really helpful and politely guided us through the terms and conditions and carefully explaining each details before we confirmed our reservation.
The first thing that made breathe a sigh of relief was that they had a pick and a drop facility. The agent updated me with respect to restrictions and patiently answered all my queries. He also, suggested an insurance cover for our own protection in case of a breakdown.
And here is how they charge :
– A regular member has to give a pre – authorized swipe of Rs 10,000 each time whenever he takes the car on rent. The money is refunded to him within 9-12 business days. The trip estimated advance amount need to be paid in advance which will be adjusted according to the final bill. You shall receive a receipt for same.
IMPORTANT – You are liable to pay taxes for the state of UP and any other state other then Haryana and every time you enter Delhi MCD Tax. If the vehicle is caught by law enforcement authorities because of non payment of taxes while the vehicle is in your possession, then you are liable to pay for all the cost to recover the vehicle and equivalent charges for the day/that many days.
Cancellation Charges vary – if you cancel before 24 Hours there are no cancellation charges. But if you cancel, before 4 hours – you have to pay 25% and if you cancel less than 4 hours – you have to pay 50%.
For those speed lover, MiCar has a fixed speed limit set | POLO / FIGO – 100kmph | VENTO – 110kmph | TERRANO – 120kmph. Violation will earn you a penalty of ₹500/violation.
This is my personal opinion, that if you haven’t already, then you must consider joining the car rental company’s loyalty program while you book for a travel. These vary with respect to companies, but most of them are free and entitle you to certain privileges; your information will be on file ahead of time, allowing you to simply jump into the car and go rather than involved in time consuming filling paperwork. You could also be eligible for special discounts or free upgrades during season as well as off-season.
The drop happened with a delay of half-hour, but it wasn’t a noticeable thing. A little formalities and documentation is one time process, after which you are a member at MiCar. Please remember, to inspect the car carefully for body damage. Be sure the lights and turn signals are working properly, and check the mileage odometer. Report any defects at once – before you drive away.
You must also, familiarize yourself with the workings of the car. Ensure that you check which side your gas tank is on, and learn how to use the headlights, windshield wipers and turn signal. It may seem obvious, but you’ll also want to memorize the make, model and color of your car — that way you won’t lose it the first time you park in a busy lot!
MiCar rented cars come with prepaid petrol/diesel plans. We had the tank half-filled and also made sure to return the car with the same amount of fuel as well. On our return, the customer care at MiCar were prompt in closing the booking, so that we do not have meter running.
Before you return the vehicle, check to be sure you haven’t left any personal belongings. Don’t forget to check the trunk! The most common lost articles include cell phones. And most important – Please ensure to keep the car neat and tidy, just the way it arrived.
While returning the check-in attendant inspects the car’s body in your presence and that you agree about any damage. After examining the rental agreement carefully for all charges the car taken by him.
Contrary to popular belief, a road trip doesn’t mean taking your car out on an impulse and hitting the road instantly. There’s car rental service as well.
However, if you rent a car that’s significantly more fuel efficient than your own, you’ll likely save a little money by renting. Again, the costs of renting are up front, where many of the costs of using your own car are delayed.
In the end, there are some factors that make renting a more appealing option: a long trip over a short time period, an increase in fuel efficiency, and the availability of coupons or other discounts makes renting compelling. Without at least some of those factors, though, I’d lean toward driving the car I already had, and if the costs were close, I’d use my own car because of the lower hassle.
Pic Courtesy : Nitin Gupta