What to Check before Renting a car in Uganda

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What to check before renting a car in Uganda

When renting a car in Uganda, there are a number of factors to consider as below.

Make sure you have your paperwork

There is nothing worse than going to the car rental agency just to realize that you have
forgotten your driver’s license back home. Before renting a car with, please make sure you
have your driver’s license and a valid credit card in your name with you. most car rental
companies require you to present a valid credit card as a guarantee, in order to cover for
incidental charges such as parking tickets, traffic violations, among others. Debit cards are
generally not accepted as a form of guarantee. An upfront cash deposit may be accepted
instead of a credit card.

Check the exterior of the rental car

You do not want to be responsible for another person’s misuse of the car. Please make sure
you inspect the car before heading on your way for any scratches or other problems.

Familiarize yourself with the Rental vehicle.
Every car is different. Chances are that you will not be renting the same car model as you
drive back home. Before heading out, make sure to take some time to adjust the seat and
mirrors to your liking. Check where the car functions such as Air Conditioning, lights,
windshield wipers and handbrake are located. Once you have familiarized yourself with the
vehicle you are ready to go.

Know where you are going.

Before renting a car, it would be a good idea to have a travel plan with specific locations to
visit in order to budget your time effectively. Uganda is not a small country and one would
wish to visit many places and for business travellers, they are also advised to make travel
plans. Do not hesitate to ask the car rental company to help you make your travel plans.

Ask what kind of fuel your rental car uses.

Unless you plan on paying double the fuel cost by leaving the car tank empty when returning,
make sure you know on what kind of fuel your vehicle runs with. Most cars in Uganda run on

If you checkout the above before renting a car in Uganda, you should be good to go. Contact us today to book a car.

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