Tips on How to Book a Car in Uganda

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With Cheap Uganda Self-drive, one of the best car rental tips on how to book a car in Uganda is shop around before you rent. Use travel sites or go to the car rental company’s site to check prices on the size of vehicle you’re looking to rent. Some may be offering promotions or coupons.

Choose the Car to Rent

The size of the car depends on the size of the group. A family may need a minivan to fit all their luggage, car seats and passengers and whereas a small group, where marriage or a romantic getway or a group of friends, may only need an economy car, which saves you money on the rental and on gas.

Shop Around

One of the best car rental tips is to shop around before you buy. Here you have to visit a number of sites to compare the size of vehicle you are looking to rent before making a choice. For example, some companies offer 50% off the price of a rental if you rent on the weekend for three days or a 50% if you are taking the car for long rental.

Compare Rates on Discount

The easiest way to quickly compare rates for several car rental companies, is to go to a Booking site and check your city, dates, times and vehicle size to find which company has the Cheapest Rate. You can find the best car rental rates in top destinations, for example.

If the rates seems reasonable and you don’t have to give your credit card number, book the car. Then, go to that particular company’s website, directly, and see if you can get better cheap car rental rate on the same vehicle using a discount code, coupon or special from the site itself.

Read Reviews

You should try and learn how to read reviews efficiently. Reviewers tend to get pissed off easily and many times it’s for circumstances that could have easily been avoided or are kind of bad situations.

Avoid renting an airport car

If possible, avoid renting a car directly through an airport office location. There are many additional fees when you pick up your rental from the airport desks. Many hotels offer shuttles from the airport to the hotel, so if possible ride the shuttle to your hotel and then book your rental car through a downtown location.

Rent for longer

Do rent for longer safaris tours, you can get a better deal. Some rental places have a monthly rate. You will want to inquire as to when the wet season starts and ends so you plan your car rental to be able to take full advantage of the savings.

Insurance

Many car insurance companies will cover rental cars only.  If you pay for your rental with a major credit card, it may also have insurance. Make sure you talk to your car insurance company and credit card company to see what they cover, so you know whether you need to purchase additional insurance. For example if your rental runs into an accident, the insurance covers only for car not the person.

Fill the tank up yourself

Make sure you fill the tank yourself while on a safari. It may seem really convenient to have the rental agency fill the gas tank back up when you drop off the car, and it is. If you got the car with a full tank in it to make sure to plan extra time in your day to fill up the car before you return it.

Be sure for the level of petrol

When you return the car, make sure the gas tank is the same level as you star or you’ll be charged a premium for the rental company to fill at on the same level of the tank. If you took the vehicle with half gas, you bring it back with half gas.

Stick to one driver

When thinking about how to rent a car you may be curious if you should add additional drivers. Many times you will be charged additional driver fees if you want to add a second driver. If it’s not a long-distance you may want to designate a driver to stay behind the wheel rather than pay for the extra person.

Return the car on time

Get your timeline in place. You might be charged extra charge if you return the rental car early or late.

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