Looking to traveling Uganda? Are you some one interested in traveling independently while in Uganda? If yes, car rental agencies are the best match for your travel needs. Though the concept of traveling using a rental car in Uganda is relatively unpopular, those who have tried to take either a guided tour or a self drive in Uganda continue posting positive reviews on car hire in Uganda;
A warm welcome from the staff to the country. That’s the greeting you can also get from a website when you are surprisingly on the opposite of the car rental industry. U actually realize that there is a huge gap in what suppliers know to what clients actually know.
It is a surprise that many clients try to find the lowest rate possible, but in most cases it’s not the “real deal” that the clients negotiate for, what is evident in car rental is most certainly not what one gets. Most websites say no hidden costs but when costs are added up, you actually paying more for your rental that you thought.
So you get to task about this and look a bit deeper, you ask the first company if their rate includes VAT and if they have a claim handling fee, if they their rate actually doesn’t include VAT but the extra’s do not?
So that make you think even more, over a five day period you will have lost a bigger amount of money, now imagine if the car group was bigger or my rental 25 days. As clients we see a daily rate and think wow that’s low, but all rental companies have a set amount that they can sell out at in order to be productive. If you looked close enough you would have noticed that you are paying more for the same group of car but the engine sizes differed, you re actually going to pay more for a car that cost less to buy.
Clever marketing?, Not really for you at this stage, when you enter an agreement with a client, it should be transparent and the client should know all charges before he/she pays for that car. It’s the honest way to do business.
Another point of your concern is the fact that the first company wants payment in advance while the second one when you collect the car, is it because they are not transparent and want your money upfront so you do not search anymore? Or is it to inject cash into their company to increase their buying power so they can get better deal, if its the latter then your pretty sure these deals are not been filtered through to clients.
So ultimately how do you find a good company and how do you know that they are reputable?
Simple: always and i mean always check the competition out, never look at your rate per day and think it’s cheap, always add all costs up, this includes worst case scenario, ask question about what happens when you involved in an accident, and lastly make sure that the consultant you deal with cares more about your needs than making a buck
Take care and happy car rental hunting.