posted 4 years ago

Holidaymakers warned of ‘hidden car hire costs’

Leading international leisure car hire providers Alamo Rent A Car have warned holidaymakers to look out for extra charges on their car hire bill

Leading international leisure car hire providers Alamo Rent A Car have warned holidaymakers to look out for extra charges on their car hire bill. According to recent news reports, travellers are complaining about rental providers in Spain hitting them with additional costs on their bill. With many UK households on a tight budget at the moment, it’s more important than ever to watch out for hidden fees charged by local firms.

Alamo Rent A Car’s fully inclusive charges ensure travellers don’t end up paying more than they bargained for, leaving them with more to spend on enjoying their trip. Neil Summerville, EMEA Franchising Director, Alamo Rent A Car said “With the bank holiday weekend coming up and half-term next week, many people will be heading for the sun in Spain, but we’re urging travellers to do some research before booking their rental car. Although a cheap and cheerful local supplier may seem like a good idea, these firms often add on compulsory extra charges when the customer picks up. That’s why we’re urging UK holidaymakers to shop around for a rental provider with transparent fees and no hidden extras.”

Compulsory charges that many suppliers add on include airport surcharge, damage waiver fees and onerous non refundable fuel purchase schemes. UK travellers are urged to make sure they know the terms of the provider to avoid paying unnecessary fees.