Things to look out for when renting a car in Paros

Here you can read some of the things to look out when renting a car in the island of Paros in Greece

When it comes to summer vacations, the words that best sum them ups are “relaxation” and “fun”. We all need to spend some time unwinding and just having fun after many months of working hard in an office or in any other job for that matter. To put it simply, our vacation time is simply very valuable, and we must do everything in our power to get the most out of it. When one visits a vacation destination, it goes without saying that they do not want to spend all their time there in a hotel, which is why nearly everyone who goes on a vacation – especially if they bring their family along – chooses to bring his or her to the destination. But what if that destination happens to be too far or is simply inaccessible by car? The solution to this problem is simple: rent a car at the destination.

One of the most popular destinations for tourists in Greece is the small island of Paros. This rather tiny island has a lot to offer to its visitors, but Paros’ bus service is not very often or organized, which is why it is better enjoyed and explored by car. The people of Paros seem to know that, which is why there a lot of car rental agencies on the island.

Car rentals in Paros, Greece is not a difficult task, due to the things we mentioned in the paragraph above, however, picking the right car for you and with rental terms that will make the rental experience as smooth as possible, is a bit trickier. Here are a few things to look out for when renting a car on Paros.

Pick the right model

Every car rental agency will try to rent you their most expensive cars. We are talking about very large vehicles, like people carriers and SUVs, or sports models and convertibles. Don’t fall for their tricks. If you don’t have a large family you don’t need a large car and unless you want to pretend to be an international playboy or a famous starlet during your holiday, you don’t need a sports or luxury car either. Paros is a small island with nice roads, so in most cases, a regular hatchback will suffice.

Always specify the type of transmission you want your car to have

While in the USA and many countries in Europe most cars have automatic transmissions, drivers in Greece seem to prefer manual cars almost exclusively. With that being said,since most car rental agencies know that mist of their customers won’t be from Greece, always have at least some automatic models available. If you can only drive cars with automatic transmission, then make sure to mention that to the agency that you will choose. If you don’t, then they will just provide you with a manual model, since this is the “default option” in Greece.

Ask about the agency’s “gas tank policy”.

When you receive your car, chances are that it will come with a full tank of gas, or a half full one.Some agencies actually require you to return the car with about the same amount of gas in the tank as the day it was delivered to you. In most cases, if you deliver the car in person and the tank is empty, the owner will kindly ask you to fill the tank or pay for the missing gas. If you just drop off the car with an empty tank however, your credit card may be charged for the cost of the gas and you might even get a “fine” from the agency! Never forger to ask what a Paros car rental agency’s gas tank policy is before renting a car.

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