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Fuel Policy of Spanish Car Hire Companies

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Uploaded on Jul 20, 2011

Tipoa Car Hire offer Full Out / Full Return via our spanish airport rental car supplier.

There are a lot of complaints about some Spanish car hire companies that are implementing the so called 'full/empty' fuel policy. In some locations vehicles are supplied with a full tank of petrol and should be returned empty. In this case you will be asked to pay for the fuel at the beginning of the rental and remember to return the car as empty as possible as the value of any unused fuel will not be returned.

The more preferred option is the 'full/full' fuel policy. Vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel and you can return it full so you do not get charged for the petrol. With this option you need to fill up the fuel tank in a Spanish petrol station nearly at the end of your rental. Tipoa Car Hire can offer a full out / full return but the rental rate for the car may be a little higher, but still not anywhere near as high as the premium amount charged for fuel by the full out and empty return suppliers. In the case of the FULL OUT/RETURN deal , you pay absolutely nothing for the fuel you get/use.

It's difficult to separate the bad from the very bad when it comes to fuel policies at rental car providers in Spain, as most of the car hire companies are following each other with this FULL out Empty in policy.

This in fact for a one day hire adds approximately €50 - €65 on to the cost of the hire. We can provide airport collection of a major world brand supplier with a full out and full return policy.

If your hire period is for 3 or more days, then the impact of the FULL OUT / EMPTY RETURN is not so bad, although they will still charge a premium figure for the starting tank of petrol.

Please be careful and read the specific terms and conditions applicable to your rental - as these can vary between suppliers, vehicles and locations.

Advice from Mrs TIP on Spanish Car Hire fuel policy
http://www.tipoa.com/

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