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Car Hire Fuel Policy

Fueling your car rental can be expensive, but there are ways a smart traveler can save some money and spare some unnecessary fuel charges.  The last, but most important way to avoid spending more on fuel than you have to is to abide by your car rental provider's Fuel Policy.

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Its a sad traveler who is surprised at the car rental office when he returns his car hire with half a tank and finds out he has been charged for the missing petrol.  Not just because it was an unexpected charge, but because the car rental providers charge up to 30% more per gallon for fuel!  Across the board, the car hire policy on fuel is simple: pick up full, return full, or pay a refueling charge when you drop off your car rental.

We work with more than 500 car rental providers and their individual policies on fuel are subject to change.  It is always advisable to confirm the details of this and any other policies from your car rental provider at the time of pick up.  For more information about the car rental policies from please see the section titled Car Rental Terms And Conditions just before you confirm your reservation through our booking engine.

Other ways to cut cut costs of refueling while on vacation in your car rental include driving smarter, choosing the most fuel efficient vehicle to meet your needs, and shopping for the lowest fuel prices in your destination.  You can look up petrol prices in the United Kingdom before your trip on  For tips and tricks to make a tank go further check out our blog post about hypermiling.  We also have blog posts that talk about he most fuel efficient cars in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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