Allowed Mileage in Rental Car Service Explained
When renting a car from a service provider, you might have heard about the “allowed mileage”. It’s an important factor to consider when choosing your rental service so you don’t end up paying an extra fee in the end. In fact, it’s one of the most important factors when it comes to determining what type of car you should rent.
What is Allowed Mileage in a Rental Car Service?
Allowed mileage in a rental car service is the amount of mileage that you can use for your rental. This is usually set by the rental company, and it varies from one company to another. In some cases, there are no limits on how much mileage you can use. In other cases, there are limits on how much mileage you can use per day and/or per week.
How Allowed Mileage is Determined
The allowed mileage is allocated by the service provider that issues you the car. The mileage is calculated either or both ways: Through a GPS tracker or The odometer of the car’s speed-o-meter. Some companies like our company, allow you to extend the mileage by paying an extra fee and some don’t.
What Happens if you exceed form Allowed Mileage
If you exceed the allowed mileage, you’ll be subject to a fine. The rental car company will deduct the fine from your security deposit. The fine is calculated per KM, after the allowed KM.
Total Price Calculation
The price of a rental car is determined by many factors, including but not limited to:
- The number of miles you need to drive to your destination
- The type of vehicle you need (i.e., SUV vs. sedan)
- Where you are going (i.e., a beach vacation or business trip)
- Whether or not you plan on traveling during peak times (i.e., late at night or early in the morning)
- How much do you want to spend per day or week on gas and maintenance costs