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A Handy Guide to Hiring a Car - 1) Introduction

UKHandyMan4HirePosted by UKHandyMan4Hire on Tue Jul 2, 2019 3:01pm in Driving, hiring, buying and owning a car
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Having read and replied to many posts about car hire in the region I finally pulled my finger out and finished off my guide, which I started many months ago! It is not a complete Wiki on car hire, it is a guide. 

I am happy to receive feedback (it is my first effort so please avoid being too brutal!!)

INTRODUCTION

As a regular user of car hire companies, all over the world, I never believe I have ‘seen it all’ or even ‘know it all’ but I do think I have a wealth of knowledge and lots of bad experiences which I have chosen to put in to a guide in order to help others. I trust you find the guide useful.

I will also begin by saying that there are lots of good and bad hire companies out there and this guide is not aimed at being a name and shame opportunity. People will have had good and bad experiences of their own with most of the providers, so I would urge you to check out reviews left on TripAdvisor and other comparison sites, as well as posting for suggestions and guidance in this forum.

This guide will not go into legislation and road safety law, I will take it that you will familiarise yourself with all the necessary rules of the road for the area you intend to visit.

I have just realised I am not able to post documents to the forum so if you want to have a free copy of the PDF then please PM me with an email address and I will happily send to you.

So, without further ado, on with the guide, it is made up of the following parts:

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A Handy Guide to Hiring a Car - 1) Introduction

A Handy Guide to Hiring a Car - 2) How to choose a hire company

A Handy Guide to Hiring a Car - 3) Collision Damage Waiver

A Handy Guide to Hiring a Car - 4) Which website to use?

A Handy Guide to Hiring a Car - 5) Protect yourself, pay by credit card

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A Handy Guide to Hiring a Car - 6) Collecting the vehicle

A Handy Guide to Hiring a Car - 7) Checking the Vehicle

A Handy Guide to Hiring a Car - 8) Returning the vehicle

A Handy Guide to Hiring a Car - 9) Making a CDW claim

A Handy Guide to Hiring a Car - 10) Making a Section 75 claim

A Handy Guide to Hiring a Car - 11) And Finally...


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Posted: Tue Jul 2, 2019 6:44pm

At last !!! That explains everything you need to do and is exactly how I hire a car !! Let's hope people will take note of this excellent advice ! Well done ukhandyman4hire I hope this  gets many "this is helpful " thumbs up as it deserves

Dave 

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Posted: Mon Jul 8, 2019 6:16am

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Posted: Mon Jul 8, 2019 6:16am

If you have a few moments, I am doing some market research and would be grateful if you could respond to a poll I posted

POLL: Would you be interested in a Review Website specifically for Vehicle Hire?

Thank you

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