General Car Rental Terms and Conditions

Every car rental company has terms and conditions under which you can rent its vehicles. This article gives a general overview of a typical car rental company’s terms and conditions.

Conditions of Use for the Vehicle

Conditions of Use for the Vehicle - General Car Rental Terms and Conditions

The rental company stipulates that only the person renting the car or other persons and stated by the renter in the agreement are allowed to drive the car. The renter must be of the required age and have a licence. Most rental companies in the UK insist on the age of 25.

Transfer and Return of the Vehicle

The person must return the vehicle to the rental company on the date and time stated in the agreement. The vehicle must be in the same condition and have the same documents as when it was transferred to the renter.

Liability of the Renter

Liability of the Renter - General Car Rental Terms and Conditions

During the rental period, the renter is fully liable for damage, theft, and loss of the vehicle and its parts.

Charges and Terms of Payment

The rental charge is the price of the use of the vehicle under the Terms and Conditions agreed upon at the time of signing the agreement. The rental charge includes the rent and charges for additional services.

Fuel and Mileage Limit

Fuel and Mileage Limit - General Car Rental Terms and Conditions

As a renter, you are expected to pay for all fuel consumed by the vehicle during the period of rent. The rental company is also expected to rent the vehicle out with a full fuel tank. In case of failure to observe the mileage limit, the renter must pay the charge for every kilometre exceeding the mileage limit.

Penalties, Service Fees

Some companies state in the terms and conditions that penalties and service fees will be added for infractions like smoking in the car, wrong parking leading to the issuance of tickets, absent or damaged keys, dry cleaning of the vehicle, and so on.

These are the basic terms and conditions of car rental companies. For more information, connect with us.