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Tips on renting a car for Idul Fitri exodus 

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, June 19, 2017 | 05:33 pm
Tips on renting a car for Idul Fitri exodus 

With Idul Fitri just around the corner, some may be preparing a car to get home for the celebrations. (Shutterstock/File)

With Idul Fitri just around the corner, some may be preparing a car to get home for the celebrations.

Those who do not own one, meanwhile, may find themselves looking to rental car companies for prospective vehicles.

Car rental companies are widely available in Jakarta as well as in the provinces outside the capital.

There are some things to consider before renting out a car. Make sure the company is well-known, has legitimate recommendations from friends or past users and provides a quality service. Also be sure to check that the vehicle in question is in a good condition.

Here are four tips according to kompas.com to help you pick out the right deal for the holiday journey. 

Rental duration 

While each rental car company can differ in its policies, the duration limit during the Idul Fitri period usually ranges from a minimum of three days to up to 10 days. Those who are traveling long distances, such as crossing provincial borders, are recommended to rent a car for at least one week to 10 days. 

Some companies require several days to process each rental agreement, so it is recommended to inquire early to ensure availability.

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Price 

Some companies provide special prices for the holiday period, usually listed from five days before Idul Fitri to five days afterwards.

To rent a car for a day from Avanza, Xenia or Ertiga costs approximately Rp 850,000. This includes a personal driver.

Personal driver 

One of the perks of renting a car is that the fees already include a personal driver. This can save you from a long and exhausting drive. 

Some companies, however, require a minimum seven-day rental agreement for a deal that includes a personal driver, where total fees can amount to approximately Rp 5 million to Rp 6 million. 

Requirements 

Prospective renters should prepare the required paperwork beforehand. Required documents include an identity card or a family card. Large rental car companies also need a credit card to provide evidence of insurance. (liz/asw)

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