What are Car Rental Scams and How to Avoid It

Going around the city or in the province is made easier if you have your own car. If you’re from out of the country or out of town, the best option you have is to rent a car. But due to the rent-a-car scams that are highly prevalent in the Philippines, you need to make sure you do business with a reliable car rental dealer.
Here are some of the things you need to look out for to determine if the car rental company is legit.
Hidden Fees and Charges – Car Rental companies advertise low rates to encourage customers to avail of their services but once you get the final statement, you will be surprised of how the high the bill is.
Buying Gas – This is also one way for the car rental companies to get more profit and scam customer is by buying gas. You can opt to give back the car with the full tank or buy gas from them at a reduced or discounted price. It is highly advised that you just buy the gas you consume. Assuming the car is released to you on a full tank, a refill of what was only consumed should be the case. Make sure to clarify gas charges with the rental company before agreeing to their terms.
Upgrading the vehicle – You contract a car then you are offered upgrades since the car you chose may not be suitable for the trip you’re planning to have. Don’t fall for this trick since usually, these are ways to charge you some more money. If the upgrade that is being offered doesn’t come in for free, then refuse it.
Insurance- When you’re booking the car, they ask if you want insurance coverage. When you think about it, this may seem something that you need. But really, not always. Most of the time, the insurance being offered to you is just a duplicate of what you already have. So, there is no point in making it double.
These are only but a few ways a rental company can scam you into paying more. The good thing is that with Limoscanner, you wouldn’t have to worry about that. We pride ourselves with being transparent with our customers in terms of billing and charges that coincide with your limousine service. The good thing is that other than we provide the best quality chauffeured limousine service, you are assured that what was quoted to you is the only amount you’ll

pay for. Booking a limo service in Manila is easy and hassle free. Just go to the website, plug in the information needed such as date, time, pick-up and drop off points and in minutes, our vendor partners will send you an email quotation. Just choose the package quoted that is best for you and you’re done. Simple as that.
The next time that you plan to rent a car, go for Limoscanner so that you are assured of that you are given the best rates without the worries of being scammed.
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