Epic Rentals Whangarei based in Keri keri and Whangarei in the Bay of islands, New Zealand.

When going to hire a rental car, it is very important that you read and understand the terms and conditions because sometimes car rental companies can sale you on a good deal in their advertisements but leave out the nitty gritty details that if ignored can cost you more money. So here are a few things to look out for when hiring a car.

Liability

Liability offered by rental car companies varies for each company. Some companies offer low liability while others offer very high liability. Insurance for a rental car is important but do not get caught up in all the options, only opt for what you need.

Hidden fees

Some rental car companies will offer you a basic deal that looks cheap but include other extra fees in their terms and conditions for certain, usually unnecessary things. So before you sign their paperwork, read the terms and conditions carefully and only sign if you are sure you clearly understand what you are being offered.

Age limits

Many car rental companies have an age limit at which they can rent out a car to an individual. It varies for different types of companies but it's normally either 21, 23 or 25. This is because young people are attached with greater risk. So if you are under 25, it's important you look out for these terms first before wasting anymore of your time looking into a rental car company.

Distance travelled

Many car rental companies put limits onto the distance that can be travelled by any of their cars. Some offer unlimited kilometer deals but to be sure, refer to the terms and conditions to avoid any misinterpretation.

In conclusion, breaking the rules of car rental terms and conditions usually equals extra fees, so before you finalise your car hire, familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions.