Rented Cars Are Dangerous For Your Life At The Resorts
A test of rented cars at six popular European resorts conducted by the German automotive union ADAC demonstrated that every forth car offered for rent had significant malfunctions and each tenth auto was dangerous for driving. This could be called a positive test result with a great reserve as 50% of tested cars obtained the mark “good” or “very good”. Totally, 61 rental offices, 26 from them were the famous brands like “Hertz” and “Eurocar” and 35 local renters were checked.
The main malfunctions were detected in steering control, tire state and wheel discs of the tested cars. But the electrics and lights in the majority cases were in excellent state.
The most abominable from the tested cars was Suzuki Samurai, found out at Turkish resort Sid may by right be Rent Lamborghini London acknowledged “the car of death”. The car with production year 1999 with the run of almost 140 thousand km turned out to be unsatisfactory in respect of all points starting from the external view of the body and finishing with the state of steering and brakes systems. By the way, according to the results conducted last year also Suzuki Samurai from Alanya was called “driving heap of iron scraps”. Mostly, cars offered for rent in Turkey are distinguished with an utterly slovenly and soiled cabin and multiple body defects. And in Turkish Kemer there were some bolts for tightening bolts missing in two tested cars.
As a whole we should note that the majority of rented jeeps are in a bad technical state. Three from nine tested jeeps were assessed with negative marks. Probably here we can observe not only an attitude towards “not mine” car, but also jeep in customer’s conscience is associated with an “immortal” car.
Undoubted test winner became Avis rent company at Ibiza, offered Reno Clio, which proved to be irreproachable from the technical point of view. Besides the officers of rent company could provide complete and true information on contract terms and insurance. According to test results as a whole the Spanish renters were announced the leaders.
Even at satisfactory state of cars offered for rent many companies are missing qualified staff that is not competent to explain peculiarities of contract and insurance, and 60% consider that they are not entitled to answer such questions. The majority of contracts are drawn up in national languages and it is very difficult for a foreigner to tell what he is subscribing. Very often the cars were not inspected in presence of the staff, and subsequently no remarks on already existing car defects were made in the contract. Turkey was again remarkable for just a simple handshake and receipt of cash from the customer.