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Before you leave Home don't forget:
Car Hire Voucher
Valid Driving License. Check voucher for license requirements. Make sure you have all parts of the license.
Visa or Mastercard Credit Card
Please, have in mind that when you pick up your car, it is required by the local supplier to leave a security deposit for the vehicle. It means that form of an amount (minimum: Excess + Fuel + VAT) is being blocked on the primary drivers credit card. (Switch, Maestro, cash deposits and debit cards are acceptable in rare cases, so please make sure you call us if this facility is required for you)
At the Car Rental Counter...
Make sure, you have the following
Show your credit card, voucher and driving license. There also will be required the balance for your rentals
Carefully read the rental agreement.
Read all insurance details and additional insurances paid and agreed for at the counter carefully.
Make sure to ask the agent to explain you anything you do not understand or are unsure of on the rental agreement before signing.
Before you leave the Rental Car Agent
Check, isn't the car damaged. Inform the supplier representative about any damages not shown on the rental agreement at once in the car park or at the desk. Ensure they sign off the damage on the rental agreement before driving your car.
Make sure that all requested additional equipment is included. Check the equipment to ensure it meets the requirements. If there are any issues, please bring them to the supplier notice. For any additional equipment you must pay at the desk.
Check the route of your journey. Check the equipment to ensure it is adequate for your needs. Any issues please bring them to the supplier representative for a map or advice if needed.
When returning the Car to an Agent
Check for damages. In case there are any damages, necessarily bring it to the representative’s notice. Feel free to ask them about any charges they consider necessary and get it in writing.
Make sure that supplier representative signs off the drop-off. It is very important to ensure that rental agreement is signed off by the supplier representative. Try to leave yourself enough time before the flight.
Planning ahead is very important and sometimes there is a need to change or cancel a reservation. Cancellation can be made in “My bookings” section on EconomyBookings.com.
Cancellation of Fully Prepaid Bookings and Deposit/ Partially Prepaid Bookings.
If you cancel 48 hours or more prior to your pick-up, you will be refunded in full.
If you cancel less than 48 hours before pick-up, you will be refunded minus the cancellation fee of 50.00 EUR*.
If you cancel your booking less than 24 hours before pick-up, you won’t receive any refund.
No refund will be applied for unused rental days.
You cannot cancel your booking if your rental has already started.
*Or the same amount in USD/GBP at the exchange rate on the cancellation date.
A ‘No-show’ is when you:
wish to cancel but don’t tell us before your rental is due to start;
fail to pick the car up at the arranged time and date;
fail to provide the documentation that’s required to pick the car up;
fail to provide a credit card in the main driver’s name with enough available funds on it.
*In all of these cases, you’ll receive no refund of the money you’ve paid. The car rental company reserves the right to refuse the car to any customer who fails to arrive at the scheduled time and date with all necessary documentation and a credit card in the main driver’s name with enough available funds for the car’s deposit.
You can amend your booking in „My Bookings” section at website at least 24 hours before your rental is due to start
Please note that any amendment such as amendment of pick-up or drop-off location, car group, rental period and driver’s personal details may affect rental price which may be different from what you paid initially.
Please note: prices are based on the pick-up and drop-off times and dates that you arrange before your rental starts. If you pick the car up any later or bring it back any earlier, you will not receive a refund for unused hours or days.
Voucher is your contract for Rental between you and the supplier. The voucher supplied by Economybookings.com is used to show that you have booked and paid-for the vehicle as shown on that voucher. If the booking is cancelled, the voucher is void.You must produce your voucher on arrival at rental counter. Failure to give the rental agent your voucher means Economybookings.com cannot be held responsible for any additional charges.
What do I need to take to pick up the car?
At pick-up, the main driver must have a credit card with enough money in the balance to cover the deposit for the car, full driving license in his/her name (the same for all additional drivers) along with EconomyBookings.com Rental Voucher.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
No, you will need a credit card to leave a deposit at the counter. The deposit is blocked on the main driver’s credit card by the car rental company before they give you the rental car keys.These card types are NOT accepted for deposit: Electron, prepaid, debit, electronic use only, reloadable, virtual, revolving, Maestro, Solo, Switch. To check the type of your card please follow the link below and enter first 6 digits of your card number: http://www.binbase.com/search.html
What is a deposit and an excess?
The deposit is an amount consisting of an excess and a cost of fuel which is blocked on the customer's credit card as a guarantee on the rental car. The amount of the deposit varies according to the car category. The deposit is unlocked by the car rental company on the drop off date provided that the car is returned in the same condition as rented. An excess is an amount of money withheld by the car rental company from the deposit you left when you picked the car up if the car was damaged (Damage Excess) or stolen (Theft Excess) during the rental. For example, if your damage excess was 300 EUR and damage to the bodywork is 1,000 EUR on return, you would only have to pay 300 EUR. The rest 700 EUR would be covered by CDW policy.
What is an Advanced Payment/Prepayment?
EconomyBookings.com requires full or partial prepayment depending on car rental company terms and conditions to guarantee car price and availability. For partial prepayment, the amount to be paid on arrival will be indicated on your confirmation voucher. You will be charged for this amount at the counter by the car rental company along with the cost of additional options if there are any. If the confirmation voucher indicates “zero” to be paid on arrival, it means that you have paid for your car rental in full in advance and at the counter you will only need to produce your papers and credit card to leave a deposit.
Why do I need to sign a rental agreement at the counter?
EconomyBookings.com acts as a car rental agent connecting customers with car rental companies. The rental agreement you sign with the rental company is subject to its terms and conditions and the law of the country you are renting in. Read terms and conditions of the agreement carefully and make sure that you understand (and agree to) them. All additional drivers will also need to sign the rental agreement.
What insurances does my rental have?
The standard car rental insurance policies are Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection (TP). They can be either included in the price, purchased from the car rental company or provided by the customer's credit card company.
What is Collision Damage Waiver?
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) limits the renter’s liability for the car to the Excess – the amount of money the car rental company will charge the renter in the event that the rental car is damaged. Such items as windscreen, locks, tires, undercarriage, keys, towing charges are often not covered by the CDW. Please check your confirmation voucher for terms and conditions to know what is covered.
What is Theft Protection?
Theft Protection (TP) limits the renter’s liability for the car to the Excess – the amount of money the car rental company will charge the renter in the event that rental car is stolen. Theft Protection does not cover personal belongings.
Are there any additional charges at drop-off?
Charges may be applied to the amount of fuel, excessive dirt as well as to extra hours / days, so be sure to return your rental car on date and time specified in the agreement to avoid charges.
What if I want to travel abroad?
If you are planning to cross the border of the country you are renting the car in please check terms and conditions of the car rental because the restrictions may apply for some countries as well as an additional fee and additional coverage. It may also not be possible to take the car to another country depending on where you are renting.
What is the fuel policy?
The fuel policy explains how you will pay for the fuel and whether you need to fill the tank before you return the car or not. There is a certain Fuel policy for each car rental company displayed on the terms and conditions section, on your confirmation voucher and on the rental agreement provided by the car rental company at the counter.
What should I do if my rental car has broken down or if I have a car accident?
In the case of breakdown or an accident, call the car rental company straight away. The emergency number is indicated in you rental agreement. The car rental company will let you know what to do next. Keep any paperwork you completed. For accidents, a police report and an accident report from the car rental counter will be required.
How do I amend my booking?
You can amend your booking in „My Bookings” section at website at least 24 hours before your rental is due to start. Please note that any amendment such as amendment of pick-up or drop-off location, car group, rental period and driver’s personal details may affect rental price which may be different from what you paid initially. Please note: prices are based on the pick-up and drop-off times and dates that you arrange before your rental starts. If you pick the car up any later or bring it back any earlier, you will not receive a refund for unused hours or days.
How do I pay for additional equipment?
Additional equipment (such as GPS, child seats, snow chains etc) has to be paid at pick-up directly to the car rental company.
What payment methods does EconomyBookings.com accept?
You can make your booking on EconomyBookings.com with credit cards Visa, MasterCard or American Express. You will also need a credit card on the pick-up to leave a deposit.
How do I cancel my booking?
To cancel your booking, log in to “My bookings” and click Cancel.
Does additional fee apply to additional drivers?
It depends on car rental company’s terms and conditions. For some companies one or more additional drivers may be included in a car rental price, for others there may be an additional fee for any additional driver required to be paid at the counter. All drivers need to be present at the counter to pick the car up and must possess their driving licenses and passports.
What are the requirements for a driving license?
A driving license must be presented at pick-up. At least one year of driving experience is required. The car won’t be provided to you if your license has expired or is provisional. When you rent a car abroad, in some countries you will need an International Driving Permit (often called International Driving License). Please note that International Driving Permit is only valid when used in conjunction with your valid national driving license. Please check your voucher to see if you need one or not.
Should I pay any extra charges at pick-up?
On some occasions, there could be charges paid directly to the car rental company like airport fee, winterization fee, one-way fee, out of hours fee, cross-border fee etc. Please check you rental car’s terms and conditions for details.
What should I do when I get to my car?
Before you sign the contract and drive away with your rental car, take a little time to familiarize yourself with your rental car, check fuel type and level, headlights, hazards, windscreen wipers, door locks etc. Be sure to inspect scratches, dents or any other damages in the presence of an agent and ask to record them. The good thing is to take photos of the rental car before pick-up and after drop-off so there is no confusion regarding the car’s condition upon return.
Do I need to leave a deposit when picking my rental car up?
Yes, the car rental company requires a deposit temporarily blocked on main driver’s credit card to cover damages or theft during your rental. The deposit amount is held for the duration of the rental and will be unblocked within seven working days if you return the car undamaged at the end of the rental. If there are not enough funds available on main driver’s credit card to leave a deposit, the car rental company may refuse to provide you with the car. The counter staff may also insist you buy additional cover from them. This is a common practice among car rental companies.
What protection/cover do I receive for my car at the counter?
Please check the terms and conditions of the coverage before you sign the rental agreement at the counter to find out if something is excluded or limited. Standard policies normally exclude such details as windscreen, glass, wheels, tires, undercarriage, interior, personal possessions, as well as towing charges, off-road time and any additional equipment such as child seats and GPS devices. Note that your cover will be invalidated by negligence, misfuelling or breaking the terms of the rental agreement (for example, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs).
What additional cover can I buy from the counter staff?
The most common additional cover is Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW). Under the company T&Cs, an SCDW policy can cover those parts of the car that aren’t covered by the company’s standard Collision Damage Waiver policy like windows, wheels and tires, reduce the excess or set the excess to zero so you wouldn’t have to leave a deposit at pick-up or pay anything for damages.
What coverage does EconomyBookings.com provide?
We offer EconomyBookings.com Full Coverage product. At the counter, the car rental company will block a security deposit amount on your credit card. In case the car is damaged or stolen during your rental, the car rental company will withhold an amount of money from your deposit/excess that will be reimbursed by EconomyBookings.com as long as you have purchased Full Coverage before pick-up. Please note, that the car rental company does not know that the customer has purchased EconomyBookings.com Full Coverage.
Will I need to leave a deposit if I have purchased EconomyBookings.com Full Coverage?
Yes, you will still need to leave a deposit. EconomyBookings.com Full Coverage reimburses an amount of money withheld from your deposit by the car rental company in case your rental car was damaged or stolen.
What should I do if I didn’t receive a confirmation voucher email?
Log in to “My bookings” and check the status of your booking at any time. We confirm most bookings right away and within 48 hours at the latest. If you haven’t received any confirmation within 48 hours, we will contact you with the explanation.
Can I receive a refund for unused time if I returned my rental car early?
The price of your rental is calculated based on pick-up and drop-off times and dates specified in your rental agreement. You won’t get a refund for unused time if you pick the car up late or drop it off early.
Why have I been overcharged by the car rental company?
The potential reasons you may be charged for by the car rental company directly are specified in your car rental agreement including but not limited to damage to the vehicle, fines, parking tickets, additional extras, refueling charges. If you were overcharged by the car rental company, please go to “Contacts” section on our website and fill out the form selecting the topic “Your rental is over and you have a question for our Customer Support Service” and then “Overcharge by Rental Company”.
How do I make a claim?
You can make a claim and contact our Support Team by going to “Contacts” section on our website and fill out the form selecting the corresponding topic.
How do I create an Account?
You can easily view and manage all your bookings (past, present and future) in your account. Find the “My bookings” section at the top of the home page of the EconomyBookings.com website, click on it, click on “Sign in”, enter email address and password you want to use or your Booking Number, then click Sign in/Register to create an account. Verify your account through an email that you will receive right after that. Now you are ready to log in, edit your profile and manage your bookings.
Should I pay an additional fee if I want to pick the car up out of hours?
This service is provided by some car rental companies in some locations and incurs an additional fee. If you want to pick the car up or drop it off out of business hours, the company has to be notified in advance.
What if my flight is delayed or canceled?
Please inform us of this matter by email or phone as soon as possible. Providing us in advance with your flight details may also be useful: the car rental company will be aware of flight changes and may hold the car for up to an hour. EconomyBookings.com takes no responsibility for any loss, damage or changes of plans caused for the reason that your flight was delayed or canceled.