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As far as being in control of where you go on your holiday and price wise , its often much cheaper to hire a car than get a transfer from the airport , transfers can be from £25 pounds per person and if there is 4 of you that can be as much as £100 and with car hire often less than £100 for a week its often better to rent a car . The downside is you 'll need to queue up and get the car plus you will not necessarily know where you are going so you 'll need maps and have to plan the trip a bit more . But it means you can come and go as you please , not the extra cost of petrol though .
Some tips when hiring a car
Petrol - make sure you fill the tank up as car hire companies often charge far more to fill it up if you leave it half empty after you have returned the car . You can also pre-pay for it to be filled up when you complete the booking process at the airport
Pre book the car, its cheaper than actually turning up at the airport . Also you may not get the exact car that you booked on the Internet or over the phone but it should be similar . Don't be afraid to ask for an upgrade as well to a better car .
Insurance Excess - make sure you re comfortable with this , you can pay more to increase the excess , check for collision damage waiver as well . Check out your travel insurance as well and ensure that this covers you for any aspect of your car hire .
Check the damage to a car if there is any - you unusually have to sign off on this on a diagram of the car beforehand but to be thorough check these marks on the car when you pick the car up make sure you have car hire companies number and also the Emergency number for that country should you break down . Check whether the car is diesel of regular petrol
Once you get your credit card statements make sure the car hire company has made no unauthorised debits to your card . If they have write to them and then if the situation persists you can commence a chargeback on your credit card through the issuer