The prices quoted on the websites do normally include local taxes and basic insurance, but they do normally not include any additional services like a full tank of petrol, additional drivers, child seats, out of hour service charge when your flight is delayed or arrives after the official opening hours of the car rental company, one way drop off charges which are applied when you return the vehicle at a different rental station, refueling charges if you do not return the car with the same amount of fuel etc.
That is why many people are surprised when they find out, that in order to cover damages to the wheels, windscreens, the rims, tyres or the undercarriage of the car they need to include an additional insurance (usually called SCDW) to the rental agreement.
The fuel policy which is applied by the car hire company is another tricky item. Different policies are applied with regard to the fuel tank and it is recommended to find this out before you book a rent a car online. The three most common options are full-full, where you return the car with the same amount of fuel as it was delivered, full-empty where you buy a full tank upfront and you return the car as empty as possible and pay for what you use, but in this case you may be charged a premium for the fuel used or a refueling charge.
Make sure to always check if, apart from the base price, there are extra charges when you rent a car online. On any serious price comparison website you should be able to find these charges on the terms and conditions. Pay particular attention to the insurance policy, fuel regulations, age restrictions or cancellation charges.
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