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Paying For Fuel

It is essential that whenever you go through the car hire process, you make sure that you and the company are in full agreement and are crystal clear of the fuel expenses.

There are many options available when it comes to the fuel agreement, and below is a run-down from the experts at leisurecars.com of which fuel expense agreements are the cheapest, and which are best left avoided.

If you opt to drive the car from the company’s base with a full tank and return it with a full tank, you are making use of what is most likely the simplest and cheapest option. However, you will still need to be cautious and be one-hundred percent sure that you have returned the tank completely full. If the company feels that more fuel could have been added then not only will you have to pay for the fuel itself, but also the charge for the labour of refuelling – and what may seem like cheap car hire can turn expensive when all is taken into account.

The second common option is to buy a full tank and return the car empty, which initially appears to be the most favourable option available. However, this method actually turns out to be the most expensive in most cases, as the petrol you buy from the care hire firm more often than not turns out to be much more expensive than that bought from any local petrol station. You also will not be refunded for any petrol unused in the tank.

Finally, you could just pay the care hire company only for the fuel that you actually use, which sounds simple enough, but can result in heavy premiums being charged to the customer that can equate as more expensive that filling the tank up yourself.

At leisurecars.com, we aim to ensure that anyone considering car hire in Spain, the USA, Australia and many other countries and fully prepared for the commitment, and have the opportunity to compare as many price and companies as possible before making a final decision.

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