If you are planning to travel to Cape Town for business or pleasure, you are likely to opt for car rental services for ensuring a more flexible and convenient transportation in the city.  While you might have received ample advice about how to choose a good car rental Cape Town airport company, you also need to make sure that you do not make the following mistakes that are likely to increase your rental costs.

  • Often will impress upon you the importance of buying insurance. However, be sure that you spend money on insurance only if your personal auto insurance policy has expired or does not offer the required coverage.
  • Pre-paying for gas is one of the most common mistakes and expensive mistakes made by people. While it offers you the convenience of not having to worry about fueling up right away, you may waste valuable money in the form of left over gas in the vehicle.
  • If you have a smart phone you can easily avoid paying the car hire Cape Town airport companies, extra money for a portable GPS device. Alternately, you can get the directions write down the directions after getting the same from a local person before starting the journey.
  • Be sure that you do not rent a car in haste or without checking all the parameters thoroughly. Many times, car rental companies can charge you for existing damages that you might have simply overlooked in your hurry while renting the vehicle.

Not adhering to the deadline of returning the rental car is another major reason for increase in costs. In case you are not sure about the duration for which you need the car, be sure to discuss the same with your Avis car hire agent in Cape Town to get a satisfactory solution for the problem and avoid any late fee.