1.Fill the Gas Tank
Before you return your vehicle, stop by the gas station and fill up the tank to the same mark it was when you drove off the lot. It’s best to choose the fill-up station that’s closest to the rental facility so you don’t use up the gas driving back to rental lot. While you fill up, take the time to clean out any trash or debris inside the vehicle as well.
2. Remove Your Personal Items
Riding around in a rental car means you’ve probably stored a few personal items in the center console or glovebox. Before you return your vehicle, do a sweep-through and check all of the hiding places. Some of the most common items left behind are sunglasses, charging cords, and smaller electronics, so be on the lookout for these items if you used them while in the car.
3. Inspect for Damage
One thing many people get charged for after returning their vehicle are the small dings and dents they didn’t notice before. If you’ve been on gravel roads or in crowded parking lots, walk around the vehicle and make note of any paint chips or nicks. Document them with a picture on your phone, and then ask a rental employee to walk around the car with you for inspection, as well. Before you leave, ask for a final report and receipt to ensure you’re not charged for any undocumented damage.
Schedule Your Rental with Ability Rent A Car
Ability Rent A Car has a variety of vehicles to meet all of your needs during your visit to Houston. Whether you’re looking for a minivan for the entire family, a pick-up truck for all of your outdoor adventures, or a sleek and stylish SUV to impress business partners, we’ve got you covered. To reserve your rental, contact us today at (713) 224-5489, or request a quote on our website.