Tips on Exotic Car Rental
Everyone who has ever rented an exotic car knows that there are so many lousy companies in luxury car rental business. Some companies rent personal cars, others post up pictures of extremely expensive collections and they somehow happen to be “already rented” whenever you want them. Nevertheless, there are some good luxury and exotic car rental companies, but you need to find them. So, in order to help you avoid common pitfalls, I’ll share with you several tips and tricks on renting an exotic car.
Fly-by-nights are better to avoid. It’s crucial to rent a car that is actually owner (or at least leased) by the rental company and not a private property. Some fly-by-night operators offer privately-owned vehicles in order to get around the difficulties and legalities of financing and insurance. But, what happens if you rent a vehicle which isn’t legally insured as a rental? Although your personal insurance policy wouldn’t cover you, the owner of the car could sue you for damages and you could be held liable. Plus, since private owners usually don’t respect reservations, they could take back the rented vehicle at any time.
Stock photos are lovely, but make sure the car you’re reserving is the car you’re going to get. If you make a reservation based on a pretty stock photo online, you might end up getting a different model, a different color or, in the worst scenario, no vehicle at all.
Asking for an on-site walk through of your vehicle is highly recommended. Luxury and exotic cars are typically rare, exclusive vehicles with rather advanced technology. It sometimes takes time to get used to the unique handling characteristics. So, before renting any car, make sure you get a proper introduction to the car and the information on using all the safety features and avoiding potentially dangerous drives.
Finally, keep in mind that exotic cars are usually vastly different to rent compared to the standard rental. Before you arrange for the rental, make sure you know all the terms and conditions of the agreement. And, of course, don’t forget to enjoy your ride!