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Renting a car is something that everybody will need to do at one stage or another; whether it is a budget car on a long-term car rental contract or a panel van for a house move over the weekend.  As Cape Town Airport car hire specialists, we share some advice to ensure that you take the right steps after having an accident with a Cape Town rental car.

 

Firstly, before you get behind the wheel of the car rental, make sure that you fully understand the insurance policy of the car rental company, also give your own insurance company a call and find out if they cover you for rental cars and to which extent, if they do cover you fully, there is no need to pay for insurance waivers through the car rental company.

 

If you are involved in an accident with a car rental, the first thing you need to do is check if anybody is injured and call the necessary emergency services to alert them of the incident if necessary.   Then call the car rental company to tell them of the accident.

 

The next important thing is to take photos of the accident scene, for evidence to support your case.  Also, be sure to report the car accident to the nearest police station within 24 hours.

Be sure to get the following information from the other driver:

 

        His Name and Surname

        ID Number

        VIN Number of his car

        Engine Number of his Car

        His car’s registration number

        His contact information

 

It is also very important that you alert your insurance company about the accident and provide them with all the relevant information surrounding the case including photographs taken at the scene, as well as the case number from SAPS.

 

Don’t just allow any tow truck company take the car rental away from the scene, insurance companies, as well as car rental companies, often have partnerships with respected tow truck companies in Cape Town, if you let the vehicle leave the scene with the tow truck without the necessary authorisation, you will end up being liable for the full cost of recovery on the rental car.

 

If you are looking for an affordable car rental in Cape Town? See our car rentals available or call us on 021 386 2411 to speak to one of our car rental specialists that will gladly be able to assist you.

 

We live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world, but unfortunately, we have one of the highest crime rates, with the number of cars being hijacked or stolen around Cape Town increasing every year.  Increasing our risk of becoming a victim, therefore it is important to take the necessary steps in order to ensure that you reduce your risk of becoming a victim of a hijack or vehicle theft in Cape Town.

 

The first thing that you should be sure of is that the rental car is comprehensively insured against accidents and theft because you will be held responsible for any damage or loss to the rental car, this insurance can be taken in the form of a waiver directly from the car rental company or most car and home insurance companies will cover you, but be sure to check this with your insurance in advance.

 

In the unfortunate event of your Cape Town rental car being stolen, you should phone the South African Police Service as soon as possible and then the Cape Town car hire company, the quicker you are to report the stolen rental car, the bigger the chance of the stolen rental car being recovered successfully.

 

Then you should do a quick inventory check in order to determine if other items of value like your ID, drivers licence, bank cards or cell phone is stolen with the car and the phone and cancel the applicable items like bank cards and cell phones. And report any drivers license or ID that was stolen to the police.

 

Like we mentioned before, the car rental company can hold you fully responsible for the stolen car if it can be proven that the rental car was stolen due to negligence on your side or in cases where the rental car was not sufficiently ensured.

 

Are you looking for a car rental in Cape Town?  See our short and long term car rental options available to book your next car hire today or call us on 021 386 2411 to speak to one of our friendly Cape Town car rental consultants.

 

There are many reasons why someone could possibly need to go for a bakkie rental. They might need to move, transport a large group of people, Transport Goods, or replace a bakkie while theirs is in for repairs.  Whatever the case might be going for a bakkie rental is a very simple and easy process.

Why rent a bakkie from Comet Car Rental? 
There are many advantages to renting a bakkie over using a moving company truck. A bakkie is smaller than a truck and it is easier to drive around. You do not need a special license to drive a bakkie making them accessible for hire to everyone with just a car license. Bakkies are perfect for transporting furniture, moving your belongings to a new house, transporting a group of people around, or transporting any type of goods around.

Renting a bakkie has plenty of advantages. Having a vehicle that can transport up to 12 -15 people at a time helps you transport larger groups of people around and you use much less fuel. Bakkies are great for people who also have large families or when a number of families are travelling together. They are also useful for work, and school outings as they can accommodate more passengers than your standard car or full-size SUV.

Are you looking for a bakkie rental? Look no further! See our bakkie rentals or call us on 021 386 2411 to speak to one of our bakkie rental specialists who will gladly be able to assist you.

Are you going away for a long term project? Or has your car broken down and the repair period will take a month or so due to unavailability of replacement parts? Whatever the case may be, buying a new car is not a necessity. Perhaps a long term car hire would be the best way to go around your temporary need for a vehicle.

Long Term Car Hire Can Save You More money

A car rental can be very costly, especially when rented for short term use such as a matter of two days to a week where you get to pay for it on a day-by-day basis. As opposed to that, renting a car for longer periods of time will allow you to opt with low price rates. Since you would be using the services of a certain car hire provider longer, they will consider you as amongst their special customers you can then pay a fixed monthly rental fee which is much more affordable compared to daily charges.

There will be no need to worry About Mileage

When you rent a car for a day or two, you may think that you will only have to pay for the principal amount. You are definitely wrong with that. When you read through the agreement, you will see that you are actually bound to a certain mileage limit. Once you exceed that limit, extra charges will incur. On the other hand, this is not something that you will have to think about if you choose a long-term car rental. This will allow you to go to any location that you want or need to be.

Better Automotive Choices and Rental Packages

The company will offer you some of the best cars they have in store that come with great style and higher durability. You can even choose a luxury car that comes with every possible inclusion that you can ever need.

With all of the above given, it is very clear that a long term car hire will always be an economical choice towards temporary needs for transport.

There are many ways that people can get themselves a car for whatever reason that they need it and buying a vehicle is certainly not the only option. The cost of buying and maintaining a new car is becoming more and more expensive these days and then there is the road license and other costs that come with owning a car.  

Are you looking for a long term Car hire in Cape Town? Look no further! Comet Car Rental has a wide range of car rentals available on their car rental fleet for you to choose from. See our car rentals available or call us on 021 386 2411 to speak to one of our car Rental specialists who will gladly be able to assist you.