In this article, we will give you some recommendations to rent a car during your visit to Curaçao, so that the experience is pleasant and last minute unforeseen events do not arise. When you plan vacations and travel as a family, renting a car is the best solution to be able to move on the island.
The offer of companies that rent cars is very wide, and the prices and availability of models that they offer you may differ a lot. Among these companies, we can find Europcar, which is one the leader agencies worldwide.
If you hire a service in advance, for example via the Internet, it is important that you choose a model that is comfortable so that your trip is as pleasant as possible. In addition, you can adapt what you want to spend according to your pocket.
It is important to understand that it is not enough just to rent a car. You have to be prudent and aware of some obligations, such as the following:
Driving license: it is absolutely compulsory to have a not-expired valid driver's license. Also, your card must be enabled for the car you are going to rent. Additionally, it is important that you know the local rules to circulate safely and legally.
Additional driver: If it is known in advance that more than one person will be driving, insurance must be paid for each additional driver.
Gasoline expenses: Generally, when you rent a car, the return implies that the car will be delivered in good condition and with a full tank. If not, the person who receives the vehicle details the shortage and the rental company will collect the shortage.
Infraction: If the trip would have a traffic fine, it must be faced by the driver of the car.
Road accidents: If you are unlucky enough to commit or be a participant in a road accident, the terms and conditions of the car rental include the conditions of the policy. In this regard, you must take into account the percentage of the damage that we must pay according to the franchise, the possibility of renting with full insurance, so that you do not have to pay absolutely anything in case of damage to the vehicle, if it covers partial theft (a wheel or a broken glass). Be aware to find out how coverage works in the event of an accident or collision. Ask for a copy of the contract and read carefully all clauses, this will avoid inconveniences later.
Additional features: If the car does not have a GPS and we want them to give us one, they will charge us for it. Rent a GPS for practical use, as it will help you enjoy your vacation without wasting time and guiding you as if you were at home. Also, if we want a seat for children or babies, we have to add it in the reservation.
If you are thinking of renting a car on the island, we hope this post helps you. Have a good trip!