Renting a vehicle, especially in a foreign country where English isn’t commonly spoken, can be very scary especially if you’ve never done it before or if you’ve had a bad experience with rent a car company in Belgrade before.
There are different factors in play such as local laws, age restrictions, penalties and other regulations you need to follow to stay safe and within the boundaries of the law. Looking at them you might just think it’s just better to take public transport.
However, not renting a car means you’ll be missing out on convenience and tons of fun activities public transport simply won’t take you to. If you know just how car rental works and if you follow a few basic rent a car tips you can have the experience of a lifetime and enjoy a vacation free of stress.
We have compiled a list of essential rent a car advices other companies won’t share but we’ll be glad to, so your visit to Belgrade is as enjoyable as possible.
Disclose Your Plans
The nature of your trip will determine the type of vehicle you should rent. If you plan on driving around the city, you are going to want to look for a compact car that doesn’t spend much. If you are more of a nature type, you are going to need a stronger and more reliable distance vehicle, maybe even a 4×4 one if you plan on visiting some of the beautiful mountains in Serbia.
What Are The Best City Cars?
If you plan on staying in the city, you’ll want to choose a car that’s easy to drive around and provides enough comfort. Make sure you look through our fleet and ask us which of them are best suited for a drive around the city. Here are some of the features a good city car should have.
It should be drivable
When it comes to city rides, nothing beats an automatic vehicle. You should ask whether the car has certain security features such as parking sensors and cameras that will make your ride a lot less stressful.
Compact For Better Parking
Like in any big city, parking can be a huge problem in Belgrade especially in peak hours and close to the most popular tourist spots. That’s why you’ll want your car to be as compact as possible, so you could easily park it anywhere.
Best Cars For Cross-Country Travel
If you plan on taking longer trips across the country, the rent a car you choose should have a different set on features including:
The car you choose should be able to travel long distances and not run out of gas. These vehicles will help you save a lot in total.
Long drives can be uncomfortable for both the driver and the passengers. This is why you should choose a comfortable, spacious vehicle with a lot of legroom for everybody.
To avoid all your luggage being crammed and crushed, make sure you pick a car with a lot of storage space like a caravan.
Rent a car advices
A lot of shady companies will try to trick you if you are a foreigner. This is why we want to share some rent a car advice so our cooperation can be as pleasurable for both parties as possible.
Book In Advance
We get a lot of visitors, which is why it’s smart to visit our fleet page and book a vehicle before you arrive. This way you’ll be sure your perfect car is waiting for you so you don’t have to compromise.
Pay With A Credit Card
If you have a credit card our payment system supports (which is most) we advise you pay with your credit card to avoid dealing with unfavorable exchange rates, especially at the airport and in prominent tourist spots. Some credit card providers even give you an insurance policy as a bonus.
Inspect the Car Before Driving
Inspect the vehicle for any visible signs of damage and check if everything is working. We do this regularly, but we prefer if our customers check for themselves as well.