Prepare car for rental

As an owner, it's crucial to ensure that your car is in top condition and safe for the driver. Here’s a checklist to help you prepare:

Routine checks and maintenance

  1. Updated inspection: Confirm that your car has passed all routine inspections and is up to date.

  2. Tire safety: Check both the condition and inflation of your tires.

  3. Maintenance checks: Ensure that oil changes are done and all fluid levels (brake fluid, antifreeze, engine oil, windscreen washer, etc.) are adequate.

  4. Safety equipment: Verify that your car is equipped with essential safety items like a warning triangle and safety vests.

  5. Lights and indicators: Ensure all lights are functioning, including headlights (main beam and dipped), sidelights, fog lights, reverse lights, hazard lights, indicators, and license plate lights. Don’t forget dashboard lights.

  6. Braking system: Watch for symptoms like veering during braking, changes in pedal resistance, squealing, or steering wheel vibrations.

  7. Windscreen and mirrors: Check the condition and secure attachment of rear-view and wing mirrors.

  8. Wipers: Ensure they are effective and replace them twice a year.

  9. Cleanliness: Make sure your car is clean, adding to the comfort and satisfaction of the renter.

Glovebox Essentials

  • Registration document: Place a copy of your car registration document in the glovebox.

  • Insurance card: Include a copy of your insurance card for easy access.

By following these steps, you’ll ensure your car is ready and safe for rental, providing peace of mind for both you and the renter.

If you have any doubts about your car's safety or if any of these conditions are not met, do not rent it out. The safety of the renter and the integrity of your vehicle are paramount.

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