Rent a car checks before the trip (Part I)

When renting a car for your trip, the most important rule is to treat it as you would your own car. Follow the traffic rules, protect it from scratches and bumps, and monitor the temperature, oil, and other indicators. Before confirming the reservation and giving your card details, carefully read the conditions in the contract. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask Pro Rent A Car agents at your disposal to ensure you have an accident-free and comfortable trip.

Research your insurance options carefully

Rental car insurance is one of the most confusing aspects of the whole process. The quoted online price usually only shows the basic insurance coverage. It is very important that you yourself assess the probability of causing damage to the rental car. If you will only drive in safe areas, you can take advantage of the lower insurance and take the risk. However, if you are likely to cause serious damage, definitely consider full insurance when you book.

Get all the documents

When traveling by car, in the event of an accident, you may need to present the relevant documents to law enforcement. This also applies in situations where you have to use roadside assistance in the event of a breakdown.

Here is a list of the most important documents that you must carry with you:

  • Civil liability insurance
  • Casco insurance of the car
  • Document for passed annual technical review
  • Road tax – vignette for the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Driver’s license and receipt
  • Car rental contract
  • Vehicle license plate

Inspect the vehicle carefully

When renting a car, it is advisable to take pictures and video of the car before you leave. It is especially important to take pictures of any damage you see to the vehicle and make sure it is recorded on the rental form. Make sure any damage is noted so you are not liable on your return. Make sure you also check the interior of the car and the fuel level as well as the mileage. All of this can be important when you return the vehicle.