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Rent A Car On Mahe & Praslin, Seychelles

Car Rental Pick Up and Drop Off Tips

Amidst the excitement and anticipation of travelling to the tropical haven of Seychelles inevitably comes the doubt of whether it is worth it to rent a car. The simple truth is that a Seychelles car rental is the ideal way to travel and explore this island paradise – the trick is in knowing how to make the system work for you. Below we’ve highlighted some of the best car rental pick up and drop off tips to make your next trip a breeze.

Plan ahead
Obtaining a car rental at the airport as a last-minute decision may be convenient, but this convenience often comes with a high premium thanks to airport surcharges. It’s always going to be in your benefit to arrange your car rental in advance and have them meet you at the airport. For traveller’s convenience, Kreol Cars offers free airport drop-off and have dedicated parking spaces at the airport to easily pick up or drop off your Mahe car rental. No muss, no fuss and best of all – no surprise charges.

Shop local
While we’re all familiar with industry giants such as Hertz, Europcar and Avis car rentals, it’s important to keep in mind that they’re not your only option. Bigger isn’t always better. Depending on where your next trip takes you, sometimes working with a local car rental broker is the better – and more wallet-friendly – choice. Seychelles, for example, is not a money-hungry environment and the local car rental agencies are careful to keep their prices fair. With quality and expertly maintained vehicles starting from as little as 39 Euros a day, Kreol Cars is the number one choice for local car rentals in Mahe and Praslin.

Fine print
When deciding on a car rental agency, make sure that you are clear on what you’re signing up for. Sometimes car agencies will advertise certain perks, and it’s only later that you realise those perks are only available to specific rentals. If a rental agency pulls you in with promises of free drop-offs, free additional drivers, etc., make sure it applies to your specific rental. The fine print is especially important when looking at insurance rates – stay informed and get all claims and promises in writing.

Take photos
ALWAYS take a detailed look at your Seychelles car rental before driving off. Being blamed (and charged) for damage done before you got your rental is the most common reason renters pay extra fees. Inspect every inch (inside and out) of your chosen vehicle, point out suspicious scrapes, interior burns or windshield cracks with the rental agency if there are any, and take pictures as proof. Additionally, ask for an official slip stating that everything was approved at the return. There’s no such thing as being too cautious when avoiding unnecessary costs.

Fill it up
Every car rental agency has its own requirements regarding refilling the tank. While it may be more convenient for you to return the car with a near-empty tank, chances are you’re going to be billed for this later. Always check with your rental agency on their tank refuelling policy before booking.

Renting a car in a foreign country may set your nerves on edge, but if you remember to do your homework, focus on the fine print, and get everything you were promised in writing, renting a car is the best way to elevate your travel experience. For more information on Kreol Services Mahe car rental and Praslin car rental options, contact our team and let us help you experience the best of Seychelles with ease. Adventures await!

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