|rental car cabin at bournemouth airport|
On my arrival at the Europcar desk I found there were no staff, and yet my reservation was confirmed for mid-day arrival. There were also other customers wanting cars.
|Europcar can't afford to staff their desk?|
Luckily there was a sign provided saying that we can call a mobile number and talk to the representative. It turns out he was 15 minutes returning as he is the only employee and was cleaning cars a few miles away?
When he did return, he did process the paperwork extremely fast and efficiently. I was soon only way in my little FIAT 500, which was brand new and very clean, this is an excellent car with good fuel consumption. I had a full / full fuel policy thanks to Tipoa Car Hire.
|Vacancy apply within !|
The nearest petrol station I found was the Tesco at Ferndown which is open 24 hrs
If for any reason the rental car desk person doesn't have time or isn't there to make the car inspection with you, make sure you follow the instructions displayed on the outside of the paperwork folder, supplied by Europcar. If you discover any damage that isn't shown on the damage inspection sheet call their number to report any damage as soon as you are able.
|Road side assistance telephone number|
Also the road side assistance number is displayed here 0800 0280 999 should you have an accident or breakdown.
When I returned home I must admit I was impressed to receive an email invoice from Alamo/Europcar for zero, which was 100% correct.
Moral of the story, make sure they have your email address, especially if you require a formal invoice.
|Alamo / Europcar Invoice|