Car Rental Kota Kinabalu: What To Know Before Renting A Car In Sabah

Tips on car rental Kota Kinabalu: The reasons for people to rent a car is due to its advantage over waiting for a public transportation or having to pay more for a taxi every time you are going somewhere in Kota Kinabalu.

Renting a car is most popular with those who are traveling around Sabah.

Normally traveler wants to have the freedom to stop whenever or wherever they want and then continue their journey anytime.

However, even though renting a car has a greater advantage, the hidden cost will get back to you if you are not aware of it.

In this article, we are going to share with you what to know about renting a car. Hope that this list will help you to be prepared in advance.


1. Does your credit card provide an insurance policy

Car Rental Kota Kinabalu Tips Check for age restrictions
Traffic in Kota Kinabalu

One thing that you need to be aware of is that during the time you are closing a deal with the car rental company, they will ask you to buy car rental insurance to cover any damages which are pretty expensive.

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The thing is, you may not need it since many credit card companies provide this coverage for the cardholder for free even if your auto insurance doesn’t cover rental cars.

You need to call and check first to confirm this matter before you use the credit card. If they provide you, you will save a lot.

2. Car Rental Kota Kinabalu Tips: Check for age restrictions

Car Rental Kota Kinabalu
Main Junction in Kota Kinabalu

Some car rental companies do not let people under the age of 21 to drive. Like Sabah Trans, we are only allowing 23 years old to rent a car.

However, most of the companies now being more lenient towards this issue but they will charge you a bit before letting you drive.

This is due to the unconvincing experience that drivers under 21 have. This is also what is most likely to happen if you ever wish to let your kids drive.


3. You need to pay for every extra driver

Sunset Kota Kinabalu
Sunset Kota Kinabalu

Car rental Kota Kinabalu tips # 3. This is the reality. It is not only that you need to pay extra fees for people under the age of 21, you still need to pay for every extra driver that you are going to register.

Maybe some of you have this thought in mind of just register one driver and then just change driver later on.

The company will never know about it.

It might be true and one of the best ways of doing it, but if let say that when the unregistered driver is driving, the car got into an accident.

The police will jot down who is the driver and every single thing that is related to the accident.

When the car rental company check the police report, they will immediately check who is the registered driver. From here, you will be charged or even sued for breaching the agreement.

Therefore, think carefully how many extra drivers that you need.

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The most important thing for you to do if you really wanted to enjoy the convenience of having a rental car is to be fully prepared.

You can do your own extra research before you agree with anything.

You should also ask a lot of questions to the car rental company so that you will know everything that you will be getting and what you are paying for.

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