Cheap car hire Tips in Altea
Good tips about cheap car rental in Altea. They will help you to find a car hire in Altea, and ensure that everything runs smoothly, and you can focus on enjoying your holiday. Here comes 15 tips for affordable car hire in Altea.
#1 Rent a car in Altea early
It is always best to book you car hire as early as possible before you arrive in Altea. Are you waiting to book your car until you have landed at the Alicante or Valencia Airport, prices will in most cases be much higher, and there is less cars to choose from. A good rule is to book you car when you know when you are going to Altea.
#2 What kind of car should i choose?
The smallest cars are ordered first, and this is because most people believe that the smallest cars are the cheapest. What many people don`t know is that a medium-sized car can be as cheap as a small car. Remember that the whole family needs to sit well without having all the luggage on their laps.
#3 Where is the cheapest place to book car hire in Altea?
In most cases it is cheapest to book car hire on internet within you arrive to Altea. You can book through our search engine above or call booking +34 653 221 333 for cheap car hire in Altea.
#4 Where do i pick up the car?
The easiest is to pick up your car at the airport in Alicante or Valencia. Then you don`t need alternative transportation to and from the airport, and in most cases it is cheaper than using a local supplier in Altea. If you have already arrived at your destination, we offer free door to door delivery service anywhere on Costa Blanca North and at Alicante and Valencia Airport.
#5 Childseats, GPS ot other extra equipment?
GPS, child seats and other extra equipment is expensive to rent. Often it will cost more to rent it than to buy it. We recommend to take it with your from home, or buy it yourself at one of the shopping centers in Altea, so you can keep the equipment for the next trip. Normal price for childseats, gps and exstra equipment is about 5 Euro a day.
#6 Do you need a additional driver?
If you want to share the driving during the holiday in Altea, you need to keep in mind two things. One is that it comes with an additional cost per day per driver, and the second is that this person must be over 22 years old, have had a driving license for at least two years, and have come with you when you pick up the vehicle.
#7 Confirmation email after booking
After you have booked your rental car it is important that you print your confirmation email and read it carefully so that all information is correct. It is much easier to change your order early than to wait until you collect the car in Albir. If any changes to your order call booking +34 653 221 333 or send a email to booking(a)blancacars.com
#8 Pay your car rental with a credit card
If you use your credit card when you rent a car in Altea, you buy additional security. The law gives you the right to complain to the creditor, if the car rental company is not giving you what has been agreed. You must first attempt to resolve the matter, but then you can go to your bank. If your appeal is rejected by the bank, you can complain to the Financial Services Complaints Board. You can also complain to the European Consumer Centre if you have bought the service in an EU or EEA country.
#9 How about extra insurances, what do i need?
#8 What do i have to bring when i pick up my rental car?
– Booking Confirmation
– Visa or credit card
– Driving license
#10 Check the vehicle for visible damage
Once you’ve got the keys to your rental car it is important that you check the car for damage. Take pictures and video of the car with your phone, so you have a record of what damages there is on the car. This takes only 5 minutes, but is very good to have in order to avoid problems. Also read: why you should take pictures and videos of the rental car before use
#11 Drive carefully in Spain
Spain has a completely different driving culture than in many countries in Europe. And on unfamiliar roads in a another country, it is important to take it easy. Spaniards are known for a more aggressive driving style. Take it easy so you avoid any problems.
#12 Toll roads in Costa Blanca
Toll roads are called ‘carretera de peaje’ or ‘carretera de cuota’and sometimes autopista but the most common indication that you have to pay a toll is simply the word ‘peaje’. On maps and road signs, all toll roads have to include a letter P after the road type so whilst A-33 is free, AP-34 would be a toll road.
#13 Traffic Fines
As in almost any country, traffic fines can be issued for any number of offences ranging from the very minor to the very serious. These include:
– Not wearing seat belts
– Double parking
– Illegally parking
– Drinking and driving
– Reckless driving
– Not giving way
– Having too many passengers
– Driving through a red light
– Not stopping at a stop sign
– Driving under the influence of drugs
– Not having a valid driving licence
– Not using warning triangles correctly
– Using the horn inappropriately
– Leaving the scene of an accident
You can also be fined when filling up at the petrol station. If you are smoking, using a mobile or have left the radio or lights on, you can be fined up to 200 Euros and have 3 points added to your license.
#14 When you return the rental car
Upon return of the vehicle, it is important to do the same as when you got the car. Take pictures and video of the car so you can document the condition of the car when you are returning it.
#15 Check your bank statement
A while after you get home from your holiday in Altea, it is important to check that you have regained any deposit, that the correct rent amount is charged from your account, and that everything is as agreed on the booking confirmation.
Car rental tips close to Altea on Costa Blanca North
Alicante Airport – Valencia Airport – Albir – Alcalali – Alfaz del Pi – Altea – Benidoleig – Benidorm – Benilloba – Benissa – Benitachell – Calpe – Denia – El Vergel – Finestrat – Gata de Gorgos – Jalon – Javea – La Nucia – Lliber – Moraira – Orba – Parcent – Polop – Pedreguer – Teulada – Torrellano – Villajoyosa