When you are on holiday, renting a car is one of the easiest ways to get around and explore a new area.

Yet it pays to be extra careful when you jump behind the wheel – you don't want to end up using your holiday savings paying off a big bill!

To ensure your rental experience is safe, stress-free and has no impact on your savings account, here are few things to keep in mind when hiring a car.

Know the road rules

Take some time to learn the road rules in the state you will be driving in. If you do something illegal when driving a rented car this may impact your hire agreement.

Keep everything well-organised

When you return a vehicle to East Coast Car Rentals, make sure you return everything! If the car came with accessories such as spare tyres, maps or any other extras, then these need to be given back to us.

A good way to keep track of everything you have borrowed is to be organised. Keep things in one place, or make a list of what you have rented. Don't leave anything up to chance!

Uphold your side of the agreement

When you hire a car, you are entering into a professional agreement, and it's important to uphold your side of the deal.

Read the terms and conditions thoroughly before hitting the open road. Be sure that you understand everything and can comply with the rules.

The friendly team at East Coast Car Rentals will be more than happy to help you understand the agreement. We can give you some great advice for travelling around Australia, so that you have the best holiday possible.

We are located in several locations, with car hire in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Cairns and the Gold Coast.