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Things to Remember Before Returning Your Rental Car at the Airport​

returning rental car at the airport in the UK

Returning your car rental at the airport can be daunting especially for first-timers. Here are three simple things to keep in mind when you return your vehicle at an airport.

  • Clean the car thoroughly before returning it: Ensure that the car is as clean as it was when you picked it up. Remove your trash and dirt out of the vehicle. You will be charged for a cleaning fee if the rental company will need to do more than a quick vacuum.
  • Fill up the tank before returning the car: You will be charged extra if you don't return the vehicle with a full fuel tank.
  • Return your car on time: To avoid paying for a late fee, return your hire car on time. If you get stuck in traffic and you think you will be late, call and notify your rental car supplier immediately.

Will I get charged if I return my rental car late?

If you do not return your vehicle back on time, you may be charged for additional hourly charges or an additional day of rental depending on the hire company. Please note that the charge will be applied to your credit card used for security at the start of your rental. But, here's the good news. There is usually a grace period at the end of a rental, so make sure to check and review this with your hire supplier to avoid confusion.

If you want to gather more information about the Late Return Fees, visit our Car Rental Terms and Conditions in the UK​ page. 

Click here​​​ to know more about Airport Car Rental.

Important:

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Please be aware that most car hire companies have a grace period. However, they can charge you for a whole extra day or an extra fee for returning your hire car later than expected.​ Check and review the Terms and Conditions of your booking agreement to know how long is your grace period for your rental.

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