You went to a rental car company. You chose your car and perhaps, availed one of the best car lease deals. You happily drove away with your chosen car. Like any driver, sooner or later you would need to park. However, when you came back to your car, there’s this paper clipped to your wiper. You slowly approached, picked up the paper, and boom, it is exactly what you feared it is – a parking ticket.
The question you immediately asked yourself is, “What should I do now especially that this is a rented car?”
In this post, let us take a look at what you should do and what you shouldn’t do when you get a parking ticket on a rented car.
The first thing you need to do is check whether the officer who issued the ticket is still around. If yes, then try to discuss as much as possible what the violation is all about and how you should deal with it. By doing so, you get more personalised advice on how to handle your ticket.
When you come back to your SUV rental Dubai all you found is the parking ticket, read it carefully to understand each detail. The parking ticket should tell you your violation, why you are in violation, and how to pay for the fine.
If you received the parking ticket in Dubai, you can go to DubaiPolice.gov.ae. Go to the online services and search for fines associated with the car’s registration number. Add your licence number and pay your fine using your debit or credit card. Alternatively, you can simply call 800 7777 and follow the given instruction.
Be sure to keep your payment confirmation or receipt. Do this so you won’t be charged the second time by your car rental company.
You should never ignore your parking fine. If you think you are off the hook because you are using a rented car, think again. Whether you are using short term or long term car rental, your car dealer will know whether their vehicles have been issued a fine or not. For this reason, by the time you return your car, you will be notified by your car rental company of the parking ticket.
Depending on your contract, you might not be able to get your deposit or the fee would simply be charged to your enrolled credit card. Moreover, if you fail to pay for the fine, you may be blacklisted by all car rental companies and your case would be endorsed to debt collecting agencies.
The reason that you should pay your parking fine yourself and ASAP is for you to avoid further expenses. For example, if you let your car rental comapny pay for the parking fine, you might pay an additional administrative fee – something that you can easily avoid if you settle the fine earlier.
These are just some of the things you should and you shouldn’t do when you get a parking ticket in a rented car. If you need to know more, be sure to read the rental contract. If you haven’t made a contract yet, you can ask your car rental comapny first how they handle parking fines or any traffic violation committed by their customers.
Still need to know more? If yes, you would be happy to get in touch with EuroStar. As the leading car rental company in the UAE, we have a huge selection of cars for rent, ranging from luxury to economy car rental. Not only that, but we work hard to deliver quality and excellent services. Give us a call today!