How To Win Buyers And Influence Sales with BEST CAR RENTAL

Car rental is really a hot topic for vacationers headed to Costa Rica. เช่ารถสนามบินนครศรีธรรมราช Recent research conducted by the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (ICT) indicates that, after accommodations, renting a car may be the largest expense, averaging $702 for an eleven-day vacation.

The Internet is buzzing with negative reviews discussing overcharging, poor customer support and mechanical breakdowns. You might have even written one yourself!

An average midsize (3 – 4 adults) 4X4 rental runs between $58 and $65 daily with alternative party insurance and rates may differ up to 20 percent among car rental companies, so reading a quick review will undoubtedly be time well spent once you calculate the savings.

Therefore the question is; which rental company offers the best balance of fair price, capable customer support and reliable vehicles? I’ve researched it all for you, so continue reading!

Disclosure: This research was conducted in May – July 2013. The next companies were selected because they’re the most widely used in Costa Rica. Some are local companies; others are international franchises of recognized brands. Comparisons include: customer support, pricing and the reservation process. The firms are listed alphabetically rather than based on personal or online preferences.
Consider this information before renting:

Insurance

One of the primary causes for complaints is from the stack of unforeseen charges presented to the renter once standing at the rental company’s counter. Vacationers are usually tired after a long flight and are confronted by costs that were not anticipated, explained or budgeted.

Topping the set of grievances is the non-disclosure of fees associated with the mandatory third-party insurance at the time the reservation is made.

In accordance with Costa Rican law, every driver must carry liability coverage to insure against injuries to third parties. Car rental companies generally avoid disclosing the cost of this policy in the quoted rental rate to seem more competitive. Mandatory third-party insurance can often be up to double the vehicle’s rental cost. The only guarantee against insurance confusion is to inquire if your estimate includes the third party insurance and insist on a written quotation.

Cost of Mandatory Insurance (also known as Third Party or SLI)

Be prepared to pay between $12 and $15 daily for this insurance, based on the make and model of the rented vehicle and the rental car agency. This is usually a legal condition of your rental agreement and is generally not covered by bank cards and cannot be waived. It goes without saying of renting a car in Costa Rica.

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

As the name suggests, this is not insurance, but a waiver, which relieves the renter from any liability for harm to the rental car after the deductible is paid (usually from $750 to $1,500). Some agencies require renters to purchase their CDW policy; thereby negating any charge card program. For yet another fee, many agencies do provide a zero liability option where the renter will be free of paying for any damage to the automobile. Some companies may put pressure upon renters to purchase the zero liability coverage; however, it really is entirely optional, unless it really is in the fine print of their rental agreement.

Credit card insurance programs may cover the CDW for accommodations vehicle. Check with your chosen rental car company to find which proof of insurance is needed and then request that from your credit card company ahead of arriving. If you are using your credit card’s CDW policy, expect to pay a higher deposit on the automobile; around $1,500 to $2000 is common. The higher deposit ensures that the credit card holder has enough financial reserves to cover damages if needed. You should consider that if using CDW coverage supplied by a credit card (in lieu of the rent a car operator), all damages will be billed to the renter’s credit card. The credit card company will reimburse the card holder for damages.