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Renting a Car in Nicosia

A Guide for Business and Pleasure

Are you planning a trip to Nicosia or anywhere in Cyprus and considering renting a car? Look no further! This blog is designed for travelers who want the freedom and flexibility that only a rental car can offer. Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure, renting a car can enhance your experience by allowing you to explore beyond the typical tourist spots.

Why Read This Blog?

Renting a car in an unfamiliar place can be daunting, especially if you’re not sure what to look for or what to avoid. This blog aims to provide honest and helpful insights for anyone thinking of renting a car in Nicosia or anywhere in Cyprus. We’ll cover everything from how to choose the right rental agency to useful tips for ensuring a smooth rental experience.  

Who Will Find This Useful?

This guide is perfect for solo travelers, families, and business professionals who want to make the most of their time in Cyprus. Whether you’re visiting for a quick business meeting, planning a family holiday, or embarking on a solo adventure, this blog will offer you valuable tips and insights to make your car rental experience enjoyable and hassle-free.

What Will You Learn?

We’ll explore what to look for in a car rental agency, how to avoid common pitfalls, and top tips for renting a car in Nicosia. By the end of this blog, you’ll have a clear understanding of how to choose the right car rental, what to check before you drive away, and how to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. We’ll also introduce you to Carmaster, a trusted car rental agency that ticks all the boxes for a great rental experience. 

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Why Choose Carmaster?

Carmaster has been renting, selling, and leasing cars for over 25 years. We value our customers as much as our cars, ensuring they are satisfied with our on-site mechanics' diligent care. The result? Happy customers with great cars.

What to Avoid in a Car Rental Agency

Renting a car shouldn’t be a daunting task. If you follow some simple advice, you can not only save some moneybut also have a pleasant experience driving a well maintained rental, worry free.

Steer clear of potential pitfalls with car rental agencies:

  • Ambiguous Pricing: Avoid companies that aren’t upfront about costs.
  • Poor Vehicle Maintenance: Don’t rent from agencies with a fleet of poorly maintained or old vehicles.
  • Inadequate Insurance: Be wary of limited or insufficient insurance policies.
  • Hidden Fees: Watch out for unexpected charges, like high excesses or additional driver fees.
  • Poor Car Choice: Make sure that they are offering you the right car that is suitable and you have a good choice. Having few cars to rent is not a good sign
  • No Business Building: Some rental agencies are run from car lots with no buildings. They may explain that this keeps the cost down but it is also a lack of commitment to the business and they could easily disappear. 

What to Look for in a Car Rental Agency

Follow our guide to renting and you will have a hassle free experience and a great car for your journey.

  • Recent Reviews and Ratings: Look for agencies with positive recent reviews for insight into their reliability and service quality. It’s also important that these are regular and frequent. Google them to see the results from Google Reviews and others. 
  • Fleet Variety and Vehicle Condition: Ensure they offer a wide range of well-maintained vehicles.
  • Transparent Pricing: Choose agencies that provide clear pricing without hidden fees.
  • Comprehensive Insurance: Opt for comprehensive insurance options for peace of mind.
  • Dependable Customer Support: Ensure they offer responsive customer support.
  • Roadside Assistance: Ask if roadside assistance is included and make sure you have the correct details to contact them.
  • Customer Service: You should be able to contact someone outside of office hours in the event of a problem.  Ask if someone would be available or if they have a customer services department. (Useful if your rental car is damaged, stolen or you are stopped by the police)
  • Fuel Policy or EV Charge: Understand what the fuel policy is and what fuel the car takes.  If it’s electrical then make sure you know how and where to charge the car. 
  • Deposit: Make sure you understand what deposit is needed on the collection day. Some rental agencies will book and reserve you a car but when you arrive they require a large deposit. 
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Tips for Renting a Car in Nicosia

Whether renting a car to travel around the busy streets of Nicosia or the beautiful island of Cyprus, we’ve created these tips to help you no matter where you rent a car. Follow them for safer driving, and if you can think of anything else, add them in the comments. 
  • Book in Advance: Secure your preferred vehicle and possibly better rates by booking your car rental well ahead of your trip.
  • Check the Fuel Policy: Familiarize yourself with the car rental’s fuel policy to avoid any surprises at the end of your rental period.
  • Inspect the Vehicle Thoroughly: Before leaving the premises, take the time to inspect the vehicle for any existing damage and ensure everything is documented. Here are some specifics to check:
  • Spare Tyre and Jack: Verify the presence and condition of the spare tyre and jack, in case of a roadside emergency. Make sure you know what to do if you have a flat tyre. 
  • Photographic Documentation: Take photos or videos of the car from different angles to have a clear record of its condition at the start of your rental.
  • Insurance Excess: Understand the details of your insurance policy, especially the excess amount which is your financial liability in case of damage.
  • Functionality Checks: Ensure all lights, indicators, the horn, and essential systems like air conditioning and wipers are working properly.
  • Plan Your Route: Especially if you’re new to the area, planning your route can save you time and stress. Consider a GPS or map app to help navigate.
  • Emergency Preparations: If you’re travelling alone or to less populated areas, it’s wise to carry a torch, and possibly a portable charger for your mobile device.
  • Keep The Car Fully Fuelled: In Cyprus, most petrol stations are manned and the fuel is added for you so you do not have to get out of your car. Keep it full during the day for safer driving. What if the petrol gauge is faulty? It’s better to keep it full and return it full. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What do I need to rent a car?
A: You need a valid driving license, a photo ID, and a credit or debit card for the deposit. If you’re from outside the EU, an International Driving Permit (IDP) might also be required.

Q: What is the minimum rental period for cars?
A: The minimum rental period for cars at Carmaster is three days.

Q: Do you rent vans?
A: Yes, Carmaster rents a variety of vans suitable for different needs. Have a look here.

Q: Is roadside assistance included?
A: Yes, roadside assistance is included with all car rentals from Carmaster.

Q: Is it a good idea to rent a car in Cyprus?
A: Absolutely. Renting a car gives you the flexibility to explore Cyprus at your own pace, reaching places not easily accessible by public transport.

Q: Can I hire a car in Cyprus with a UK driving license?
A: Yes, a UK driving license is accepted for renting a car in Cyprus.

Q: Can I drive in Northern Cyprus with a rented car?
A: No, most car rental companies, including Carmaster, do not allow their vehicles to be taken to Northern Cyprus.

Q: What side of the road do you drive on in Cyprus?
A: In Cyprus, as in the UK, traffic drives on the left side of the road.

See our full list of Frequently Asked Questions Here 

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Renting The Right Car

No matter what your plans are, having the right car is essential. Let us help you choose the perfect vehicle, whether you need a town car to navigate city streets or something more spacious for a long trip. Economy, style, and comfort are all factors we consider to ensure you have the ideal car.

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Contact us today to book your next rental car at Carmaster and start planning your trip in and around Nicosia and beyond. 

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