When you rent an exotic car in Dubai, the vehicle is considered your responsibility once you sign the lease agreement and take your car out for a spin. Which is why you should be very cautious when renting a vehicle. Doing a thorough car inspection is necessary to ensure that the auto you will get is top of the line.
If you are in the process of renting and about to check the vehicle, be sure to cover all the bases and tick the items on this inspection checklist:
- Mark down the visible damages
Car rental companies allow their clients to check the car before taking them out from the dealership. But checking alone is not enough. You need to document any damages and scratch that you notice before you ink a lease agreement. Be sure to bring a small flashlight with you so you can check panels that are not visible to the naked eye. Also, take a snap of the damages that you notice and mark them down for documentation. Proper documentation will help you should the car rental company try to hold you for damages you did not cause.
- Check the odometer
Sometimes, renters are quite fixated with the look of the car that they forget to check the mileage condition. If the odometer says it reached 25,000 miles or more, this is clearly an old car. Ask the car rental company to replace it with a vehicle that has below 25,000 miles mileage. In this case, the lower the better.
- Check for spare tire
Another thing that most clients forget to check is the spare tires. Apart from checking out the tires, you need to ask they will provide a spare tire for you and if it is properly inflated. Car breakdowns due to tire blow out can hinder your trip. However, your car rental time is still running. A spare tire could at least salvage the situation.
- Check the car fluids
Aside from checking out the tires, you also need to check whether the car fluids is at their acceptable level. If not, it would be best for the car rental company to replace it with a vehicle that has an appropriate level of car fluids in them.
- Test it out
If you can, ask the car rental company to let you test drive the vehicle within a few block from their garage. This would help you familiarize yourself with the features of the vehicle and test the brakes.
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