Renting a Car in Australia – Perth
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Travels in 2013, updated 17 November 2015
Rental Car Companies in Perth
Our Journey: To travel up North to Pinnacles, and down South to Margaret River region & around.
We used: Bayswater, www.bayswatercarrental.com.au
Verdict: We chose Bayswater because of good online reviews. Apparently a value for money option. Our rental experience was smooth and efficient with no hiccups. They are known as the no birds car, their cars easily spotted on the roads.
Others: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, Redspot, Burswood Car Rentals.
Tips in Renting a Car
Thing to Look Out For
- Damage Excess: I’ll advise you to pay extra to reduce damage excess. Read to see what the damage excess covers. Usually the damage excess doesn’t have tyre and windscreen protection. You have to pay extra or take a premium rental plan for the cover.
- Travel Insurance: If you are buying travel insurance (highly recommended), be sure to look under the section of ‘Rental Car Excess’ and see how much you are being covered for.
- Other fees: GPS, extra driver, 24 hour breakdown/roadside assistance, e-tag for toll fees, baby seat, etc. Do your research and be aware of any hidden cost or additional fee.
- Good to have: Unlimited mileage
www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au is a good tool to compare the rates among (big) car rental companies in Melbourne. You can usually book a car at a low rate. However, the website doesn’t include the ‘Other fees’ mentioned above.
As we didn’t want to shock ourselves with the many extras to top up when we collect our car, we reckoned it’s better to book straight from the car companies. At least the online quote (price + adds on) given to us is nearer to the actual price we are going to pay. And since we are on a budget, we went looking for smaller car companies. :)
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