Dangers Of Cheap Car Hire
Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:20 AM
Does anyone know which company was involved with the illegal changing of no plates or are we not allowed to mention by name ?
Posted 13 June 2010 - 08:03 PM
We fly out on Friday for 19 days and expect a FIAT PANDA A/C to be waiting for us for the price of 420 euro.
Posted 13 June 2010 - 08:24 PM
Posted 13 June 2010 - 09:38 PM
So many roads have been tarmaced in the past few years this is not a problem - but just wait until we get over there in the autumn with our own 4 x 4 its up and over the mountains for us then!
Posted 14 June 2010 - 10:56 AM
The lesson we learnt was to always make sure underneath and wheel damage is covered even if we are only intending to drive on tarmac, and even if we are hiring a 4x4. Here where I live in the UK we still have hundreds of potholes from last winter, Crete's tarmac roads are not excluded either, and the repair process is even slower than here in uk, and thats very slow !!
Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:34 PM
Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:28 AM
but this should definitely be left to those with their own 4x4s!
........and for those visitors who have the knowledge and experience to do so safely.
I'm sure most would agree that even on tarmac roads in Crete one can come across very large holes in the road either at the side or otherwise, for a small car the damage if not spotted in time can be very significant, mainly for the tyres and tyre rims, but also for the suspension and chassis, at least with a 4x4 the risk of damage is considerably reduced
Alianthos offer underneath insurance for their hire fleet.
Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:58 PM
With petrol prices the way they are now 'though, do check the tank before the renter slips away. I'm sure it was a mistake, but last time 1/2 tank full actually meant filling up soon after leaving Heraklion, so costing an immediate extra £20!