What is the best fuel option when renting a car?
Car hire fuel policy options for your car rental depend on the rental provider you choose. When you pick up your rental car you should receive a full tank of fuel.
It’s important before you drive away, to check the car does indeed have a full tank. If not, make sure you bring this to the attention of your rental agent.
Always check in the rental agreement the car hire fuel policy options to see what fuel policy applies to your rental. Again, it differs from one rental agent to another.
Pick up Full, Return Full
The most common fuel policy is “Pick up Full, Return Full” when you collect your car,
It will have a full tank which is included in the rate. You may be required to leave a fuel deposit reserved on your credit card.
Before returning the car, fill the tank to full again at any local filling station. If you don’t, you may be charged for refilling the tank to full at the Rental Agents rates and could also incur a refueling charge.
Pick Up Full Return Empty
Pick up full return empty means you pay for a full tank when you collect your rental car. The rental agent expects you to return the car with an empty tank. Remember you will not be reimbursed for unused fuel if you have a short rental. So make the most of it and do some sight-seeing if you have time.
Fuel policy is always detailed in both your Rental Voucher and in the terms of service. Our advice is to always check that you have selected the fuel policy that suits you and the nature of your trip.
Questions about car hire fuel policy?
If you have any questions, let us know and contact our Car Hire Support and Advice Centre.
Contact our Customer Centre of Excellence via telephone number:
Ireland (24/7 service)
+31353 1 4999 600