Hiring a car while on holidays is a great way to save time and money. It allows you to travel all over your holiday spot without the restrictions of timetables, bus routes or expensive taxi fees. This is a great advantage with car rental in Brisbane as public transport is limited and taxis are quite expensive all over Australia. However, what should you do when you have to send the car back? One thing that many people question is whether the car should be refuelled. Most don’t want to pay for fuel they aren’t going to use and many think that giving a car back empty is cheap and won’t have any repercussions. However, most companies will charge for refuelling if the car is given back empty and this is often a lot more expensive than if you filled it up yourself. So, fill up your car on your way to the company so you don’t have any looming bills in the mail when you get home. Another thing to do before returning the car is to make sure the vehicle is in the same condition as it was when you hired it out. If there is a new apparent defect that was not listed when you hired the vehicle, it is important to inform the car hire company for joint examination. This saves you getting having to pay a large sum for something that may not be your fault or may not be difficult to repair. Other things to do before returning your hire car is to make sure the car is clean and everything is back in place. This means removing any dirt or sand that may have come from dirty feet, putting cup holders and seats in their rightful place and generally neatening things up. You can do this yourself just with a small brush and pan or by going to a car wash and using their vacuuming and cleaning facilities. If you’re looking for cheap vehicle rental on your next holiday in Queensland, one company that does car hire in Brisbane is Alpha Car Hire. They can give you advice on what to do when hiring a car, from making a reservation to returning the vehicle. For more information, take a look at their FAQ’s page online or give them a call in Australia on 1300 22 74 73.