The car rental agency decides how you pay for fuel. In most cases, this depends on the length of the rental period. There are different types of fuel policies that can be put in place, but we will clearly state which one applies to you at the time of booking.
The most common fuel policies are:
– Deliver full, deliver empty: This type of fuel policy usually applies to rentals of at least 4 days. Your vehicle will be handed over to you with a full tank of fuel at pick-up, for which you will be charged. You can return the vehicle empty. Please be aware that there may be higher charges per litre from the rental agent compared to the price at the local petrol station and no reward is given for any fuel likely to be left in the tank on delivery.
– Deliver full, deliver full: This type of fuel policy is only available for vehicle rentals for 1 to 3 days. Your vehicle will have a full tank of fuel and is expected to be returned full. Depending on the agent, you may be asked to leave a fuel deposit, which is tied to your credit card and is refundable when you return the car full. You will be charged for any shortage of fuel. The rental company’s price per litre can be significantly higher than that of petrol stations. Unless otherwise stated, fuel charges can be paid at the rental desk.
It is recommended that you check the details of the policy on fuel charges during the booking process in the Rental Terms and Conditions and ask any questions you have of the agent to avoid unexpected charges.