Hiring a car these days couldn't
be easier but there are a few pit falls that must be avoided
and its all to do with costs. Its all very easy to go for
Its all very easy to go for the cheapest cost because
non of us has a bottomless bank account, least of all me. There is also a
great temptation to wait until you arrive in Greece then book a car for a week
or two locally. Big mistake guys !
Some of the smaller
traders have very unusual terms and conditions to comply with. Some times the
contract for short term hire is only printed in Greek. By signing one of these
hire contracts you could find you're under oath to marry the grandmother when
you return the car at the end of your holiday !! If its very cheap, why? If it seems to good to be true, then it isn't ! Just be
careful before you sign. Book using your credit card not cash. The card
transaction is traceable if there's a long term problem.
Before you go on holiday, find a reputable company
here in the UK, read and fully understand their terms and conditions, make sure you
have unlimited mileage, full waiver damage insurance, hustle a price then book
to arrange pick-up at your arrival airport..........At the arrival Airport check
the vehicle out first, tyres, bodywork and interior before you sign anything. Simple, no more fussing
around with disappointments and your covered. Also make sure you also have a tank of petrol
to start off with. That's exactly what we do.
One more thing to
mention. At the airport, thoroughly check the car over and engine oil
before you drive it away including the tyres. Understand and agree with
the hire car representative what time you must return the car before catching
your flight back to the UK. Finally, make sure you return the
vehicle with a full tank of petrol or they will
sting your credit card for a full
Petrol is now about the
same price as the UK. All garages take credit cards.
NOTE: Some people will tell you don't drive in Athens.
Well....................If you can drive around London UK, then you wont
have a problem in Athens.
Always carry your British Drivers
Licence with you