You have probably noticed what the Internet has to say about car rentals in foreign countries: according to most articles, car rental companies at airports take advantage of tired passengers whose plane has just landed by selling them additional insurance which they may have already paid for or which they never intended to buy.
Car rental companies in foreign countries scare their customers into buying additional insurance because their car deals come with the worst possible insurance which in real life doesn’t cover anything.
Fortunately, things work completely differently in Finland at RentoGo! Even in general, people in Finland have been reported to have more pleasant car rental experiences than people driving rental cars in other Nordic countries, let alone elsewhere in Europe.
At RentoGo (partnering with Scandia Rent), you don’t have to worry about anything, not even the most important thing – insurance – as all our cars are fully insured!
However, there are other things you should consider when renting a car. Below are 7 tips on how to get the most out of a rental car.
7 Tips on Renting a Car in Finland
1. Select the most suitable car for YOU
Naturally, your needs will determine whether you rent a car, a van, or a minibus, but it’s a good idea to think about your selection a bit more carefully. What kind of transmission do you want, manual or automatic? What about a hybrid? If you need a van, what size and length is just right for you? If you want a passenger car, do you pick the smallest and most affordable option, a tough SUV, or a premium car, for example?
One nice advantage of car rental is that you can rent a fancier car than you normally drive or you’d potentially buy for yourself in the future. You may want your own car to be practical and cheap to fix with readily available spare parts, but a rental car can be the answer to dreams your own car can never fulfill. Whatever your situation, car rental offers a great opportunity to get to know different car brands and their features.
2. Check the condition of the car
At RentoGo, we deliver our rentals to any of our six posts you prefer in a clean condition, properly equipped, and the tank full. However, if you think something’s off in your rental car, e.g., the tank doesn’t seem full (which may be caused by a fuel gauge error on certain car brands), please let us know about it before you start driving. By doing so, we’re able to sort things out immediately so that there won’t be any surprises for either party later on.
We recommend you take pictures of your rental car – both inside and outside of the vehicle – before and after the rental. Then it will be clear to everyone in what condition you received the car and in what condition you returned it.
3. Read the contract
Based on our experience, not all people renting cars read the contract. We always recommend that you read the contract carefully. Customer service is happy to help if you have any questions about rental terms and conditions. The most important thing to note here is that by using any of our rental cars, you agree to the terms of the contract.
4. Consider whether you want to reduce the retention (aka deductible)
You can reduce your retention by paying a certain retention reduction fee.
As all rental cars are always fully insured at RentoGo, anything less isn’t even available. So the only thing you should consider regarding insurance is whether you want to reduce the retention by paying an extra fee.
As an example, concerning a passenger car the retention is 900 €. If you want to bring it down to only 200 €, it costs 11 €/per day.
5. Don’t worry about roadside assistance
All our rental car deals automatically include towing and roadside assistance 24/7 every day of the year.
6. Grab our special offers
All special offers provided by Scandia Rent automatically apply to RentoGo as well. So when we offer you a coupon code right before Easter or summer holidays, for instance, be sure to grab it!
7. Return the car when agreed in a clean condition
You will avoid any surprises and extra charges when you return the car when agreed and in a clean condition. You don’t have to scrub the car, but normal cleaning is definitely required. You should also always remember to take all your personal belongings, trash, masks, etc. out of the car.