Travel outside Kerala With a Rented Car

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Can I Travel to other States With A Rented Car from Kerala

 

 If you are a good driver, and you frequently require to go outstate for business or other purposes, then you may prefer taking a rented car out of state. If you have learned driving and don’t own a car, then you can also practice driving within your city or locality using a rented car. Driving a rented car saves your cost of keeping a car in a parking space and maintaining a car. Now if you have to go outside your state frequently, then it can be very cost effective if you hire a rented car. Sometimes best car rental services offer discount coupons for people who drive frequently and use their services often. Not every car rental company allow you to go outside the state. In order to find out about the companies who have the provisions for renting the car outside the state, you should go through their terms and conditions. 

 

The companies who allow the customer to take their car outside the state may indicate some extra charges for taking it outside the state. Some companies may provide directions as what is to be done at the toll tax collection sites. You may also enquire about the rates for driving the car outside the state. If the car rental company from whom you are hiring the car has their network spread in multiple states of India, then you can be sure that they will have provisions for taking the car outside India. If the car rental company that you want to hire the car from has their hubs in one state only, then there are very low chances that you will be able to drive the car outside the state. In order to know about how far the network of the car rental company is spread, you can go through the website of the car company. In the website it will be mentioned whether they have provisions for taking the car outside the state. In addition to that you must check the terms and conditions of the car rental company.

 

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Why Terms and Conditions of a Company is Important?


1. When you are going through the official website of the car rental company, you should go through the terms and conditions over and over again. If you are taking the car out of the state, which is permissible by the car company, then you must keep in mind the dropping location of the car.

 

Many car rental companies who don’t have a network outside the state, keep the pickup location of the car same as the drop location. This means, after your purpose is solved outside the state, you must drop the car at the location from where you received it from the car. Sometimes you may have to stay outside your state for quite a long time, and in that case keeping the same pickup and drop location becomes a problem.


2. Speaking about time, you should check the maximum period for which you are allowed to hire the car outside the state. Some company may allow a maximum of 1 week and some may let you rent the car for a month. Now based on your requirement and the charges for the rent, you should hire the car from the company.

 

The car companies may charge you as high as Rs.500 per hour on the total number of hours you have become late to deliver the car. So, you should cross check as to how much you need to may as a penalty for late delivery. Becoming late to deliver a car is a common feature seen among the people when they go outside the state or even outside district.

 

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3. You need to be careful regarding the speed limits that are to be maintained outside the state. The car companies will keep an eye on what your speed limit was when you went beyond the boundaries of your city. This is because, the car companies don’t want to fall in a legal hassle when the government of other states locate some illegal speed driving from their cars, Therefore, if you do indulge in speed driving off the limit in another state, then along with the penalties that you have to pay in that state, you also need to pay fines to the car rental company. This fine will be charged on the rent when you finally deliver the car. The same is applicable for traffic rule violations. You must make sure that the car you are driving outside the state doesn’t fall into any illegal traffic hassle. In that case, you may be put behind the bars in some other state. Therefore, when you are renting cars to be driven outside the state, hire a driver to drive the car.

 

 Also Read: Documents required to book a car for rent in Kerala

4. Lastly, the security deposits for driving the car outside the state maybe higher than for driving within the city. The security deposits may vary between Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000. Always read the terms and conditions to find out the exact security deposit that you need to pay. If by any chance, your trip outside the state is canceled within 48 hours of the drive, you will be charged some cancellation fee. Therefore, before booking the car to be driven outside should be done very carefully. You should be absolutely sure that you have to go outside your state and you need the car for a certain time duration. Otherwise, you will be needlessly charged the cancelation fee.


 The above terms are more or less enough to check when you are to drive the car outside the state. Along with that always read the official websites of the car company that you choose to rent the car from. If you cannot be sure whether such provisions are there for the company, give them a call.