20 Oct Tips for the Care and Maintenance of Rental Vehicles
By renting a car, you immerse yourself in a unique and exciting travel experience. To ensure that you get the most enjoyment out of your vehicle and keep it in good condition, it is important to follow some maintenance and care guidelines. Not only will you benefit as a renter, but you will also help maintain the quality of our rental cars. Below, at Haro Rent a Car we offer you key tips to ensure a hassle-free rental experience.
1. How to Keep the Interior Spotless
The interior of the car is where you spend most of your time during the trip. Here are some tips to keep it in perfect condition:
Avoid spills: Try not to eat or drink in the car to prevent accidental spills that could cause stains that are difficult to remove.
Take care of the seats and carpets: Be gentle when getting in and out of the car so as not to damage the seats and avoid dragging objects that could damage the carpets.
Use protective covers: If you travel with children, consider using protective covers for the seats and keep them free of wear and tear.
Keep the interior clean: Carry a trash bag with you and dispose of waste properly. You can also bring wet wipes to clean surfaces if necessary.
2. Tips for Driving Safely
Road safety is a priority, both for you and the rental vehicle. Here are some tips for safe driving:
Respect speed limits: Always comply with speed limits, and adjust your speed according to road conditions.
Avoid sudden braking and acceleration: A smooth driving style reduces wear and tear on the car and improves fuel economy.
Maintain a safe distance: Keep enough distance from the vehicle in front to react to emergency situations.
Do Not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs: Never drive if you are under the influence of substances that affect your driving ability.
3. Tire Care and Maintenance
Tires are a fundamental component of the car’s safety and efficiency. Follow these tips:
Check tire pressure regularly: Properly inflated tires improve fuel efficiency and safety, check your vehicle manual and keep your tires at the manufacturer’s recommended pressure.
Avoid potholes and rough surfaces: Driving carefully on damaged roads can help prevent damage to tires and rims.
4. Fuel Filling Recommendations
Fuel is essential for the operation of the car, and its proper management is crucial:
Use the correct type of fuel: Make sure you fill the tank with the type of fuel specified in the car manual.
Fill the tank correctly: Avoid spills and problems by filling the tank slowly and stopping when full.
5. How to Act in Case of Breakdowns or Accidents
Nobody wants to face a breakdown or accident during a trip, but it is important to know how to act:
Keep an emergency phone: Carry a phone with battery and balance in case you need help.
Communicate the situation: If you find yourself in an emergency or accident situation, communicate immediately and follow our instructions.
Cooperate with the authorities: In the event of an accident, cooperate with the authorities and follow legal regulations.
6. The Importance of Returning the Car in Appropriate Conditions
Returning the car in the same condition in which it was rented is essential:
Document damages: If any damage occurs during the rental, document and notify the rental company immediately.
Cleaning and fuel: Clean the car before returning it and make sure the fuel tank is full, as agreed in the contract.
At Haro Rent a Car, we are committed to providing you with a safe and pleasant rental experience. If you have any questions or need assistance during your trip, do not hesitate to contact us. Happy journey!