Service providers including driving institutes and technical testing centers, annually undergo an assessment and classification process.
What are the inclusions on vehicles for given for rent
All our vehicles are equipped with several standard functionalities, we provide these as basic features for our customers.
1. What type of insurance is inclusive of the car rental price?
Best form of insurance for rental car is full-coverage insurance but seldom can you find a company in Dubai offering that for its cars (see here). CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) insurance will do as it’s a good safety net.
2. Is the mileage limited or unlimited in the rental price?
Unlimited mileage is, of course, what you want so you can drive around miles over miles without a worry at the back of your mind.
3. How much are the Salik (toll) charges in Dubai and the rest of the UAE?
The average Salik charges in Dubai are AED 5 per Salik. Incase, you frequent a set of tolls during your daily commute / route, try convincing the rental car company to discount certain tolls when it reaches an agreeable figure.
Convenience and feature-related questions are important for some more than others. If you’re one from the prior set, try to negotiate well on the below as well:
4. What are the charges for pick-up and drop-off service?
Free is what you want always (don’t you?) but delivery and pick-up is free if the rental company is profiting enough from you in the transaction overall. If so, check if you can drop the car at a branch different from where it was picked up that might be easier for you at the end of the rental period.
5. Does the car come with a music player?
Every car in Dubai comes with an FM Player installed. The multitude of FM channels here have interesting programs on air and available in several different languages: English, Arabic, Malyalam, Hindi, Russian, Filipino and motr. So if playing your own music isn’t required, turn on the Radio and find your preferred channel.
6. Is the car equipped with power windows and central door locks?
It’s rare to find cars without these two features unless you’ve rented an antique or an old model of the car you asked for.
7. Does the car have cruise control feature?
Helps greatly if you commute by a highway. Reach a little below the speed limit and freeze on it for a long enough stretch.
8. Is there are a USB charging port in the car?
It’s probably in it somewhere, you just need to find. Check the music player, cigarette lighter and even inside the glovebox. If not, you can request the car rental company to make it available or just pick up a USB car charger from any convenient store at a gas station.
This last one isn’t one to crack a good deal. But don’t forget to ask this if you haven’t been informed already:
9. Who do I contact for assistance and in times of emergencies?
The car rental company might not be available beyond their work hours so save the RTA Helpline number as a contact in your mobile. Every company usual provides a car rental kit in the car that has all the essential information the renter might need.
Main points to know before taking any rentals
Be it is for a weekend road trip, or frequent business trips, having a rental car by your side helps negate all travel-related troubles you might face in the Emirate. .