Please Note: Many other car rental companies in Udon Thani are claiming to include 1st Class Insurance, unfortunately this is not the case and you are only insured if the accident / theft is not your fault. This usually results in paying out for the part / full vehicle value in event of accident or theft & every day it is off the road!
We have received several email’s and read many many horror stories on Thai forums from people that have rented vehicles in Udon Thani and been involved in accidents without having proper insurance. They have been liable for the full cost of the vehicle plus FULL rental charges for each day the vehicle is out of use on the road while it is being repaired. If you were to be leaving town soon after the accident you would not be able to verify that the charge they have given you is correct. Do not be sat at the police station with your head in your hands with a ruined holiday! Our cars all have fully comprehensive insurance for complete peace of mind.
All our rental vehicles come complete with 1st class FULLY comprehensive (NO Nonsense) insurance, Do not be tempted to drive without it!!
You are fully covered for fire, theft and ALL parties are covered in the event of an accident. Important – if the car is badly damaged and off the road we DO NOT charge you a single Baht for the days it is being repaired.
NOTE: The summary of hire terms and conditions listed here take precedence once the actual hire agreement has been entered
The vehicle may be driven during the period of the hire only by the persons named in the agreement. The principal driver and any additional driver’s details must be listed and they must hold a current driver’s license appropriate for the vehicle.
Duration of Hire
The term of the hire shall commence and cease at the time and dates described within the hire agreement. The hirer remains liable for additional rental charges if the vehicle is not returned by the specified time and date.
Payment by Hirer
The hirer shall pay to the owner the full amounts indicated in the agreement for the hire of the vehicle including insurance coverage fees, and any such additional charges as indicated in the hire agreement. Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), In the event of
anaccident occurring the hirer will be liable to pay an extra 5000 Baht (depending on damage) and lose the 2000 Baht deposit in order to fill the insurance waiver / requirements.
SMOKERS Please no smoking in the vehicles’
The hirer shall ensure that the vehicles radiator water and battery water level are maintained at proper levels, the oil level is checked and maintained at the proper level, and that the tires are maintained at the proper pressure. The hirer shall ensure that ail reasonable care is taken in handling and parking the vehicle and that the vehicle is left securely locked when not in use.
The cost of petrol and other fuel, but not oil, used during the term of the hire is the responsibility of the hirer.
The indemnities referred to above shall not apply where damage, injury or loss arises when –
(a) The driver of the vehicle is under the influence of alcohol or any drug that affects his ability to drive the vehicle
(b) The vehicle is in an unsafe or un-roadworthy condition that arose during the course of the hire and that caused or contributed to the damage or loss, and that the hirer or driver was aware of or ought to be aware of the unsafe or un-roadworthy condition of the vehicle.
(c) The vehicle is operated in any race, speed test, rally or contest.
(d) The hirer is not a body corporate or department of state and the vehicle is driven by any person not-named as being authorized to drive the vehicle as listed in the hire agreement.
(e) The vehicle is driven by any person who at the time when he drives the vehicle is disqualified from holding, or who has never held, a license appropriate for that vehicle.
(f) Minimum driver age is 21 years.
If the vehicle is damaged or requires repair or salvage, whether because of an accident or breakdown, the hirer shall advise the owner of the full circumstances by telephone or telegram as soon as practicable. The hirer shall not arrange or undertake any
repairs or salvage without the authority of the owner except to the extent that the repairs or salvage are necessary to prevent further damage to the vehicle or other property.
The hirer shall ensure that no person shall interfere with the distance recorder or speedometer, or, except in an emergency, any part of the engine, transmission, braking, or suspension systems of the vehicle.
Use of Vehicle
The hirer shall not use or permit the vehicle to be used for the carriage of passengers for hire or reward.
The hirer shall not –
(a) Sublet or hire the vehicle to any other person
(b) Permit the vehicle to be operated outside his authority
(c) Operate the vehicle, or permit it to be operated in circumstances that constitute an offence by the driver, which relates to driving or attempting to drive with excess breath or blood alcohol or under the influence of drink or drugs.
(d) Operate the vehicle or permit it to be operated in any race, speed test, rally or contest
(e) Operate the vehicle or permit it to be operated to tow any other vehicle
(f) Operate the vehicle or permit it to be operated for the transport of more than the number of passengers, or more weight of goods specified in the certificate of loading for the vehicle
(g) Drive or permit the vehicle to be driven by any person who is not a holder of a current driver’s license appropriate for the Vehicle
In the event of an accident
You are obliged to inform the police and the rental company immediately and provide a police report. Please phone us immediately if you are unfortunate enough to have an accident of any kind.
Return of Vehicle
The hirer shall, at or before the expiry of the term of the hire, deliver the vehicle to the address detailed in the agreement, or obtain the owners consent to the continuation of the hire. When ever possible all vehicles are hired out in a clean condition, therefore it is the responsibility of the person hiring the vehicle to return it in the same condition. In the case of heavy soiling and excessive dirt internally or externally, the person hiring the car will be asked to pay an additional 500 Baht for the valeting of the vehicle.
SMOKERS Please Note: Some or all of your deposit could be forfeited in the event of cigarette burns in seats or upholstery. In the rare event of windscreen’s or tire damage which will be charged at replacement cost.
Our fully Comprehensive Insurance is for the hirer and any additional listed driver of the vehicle are fully indemnified in respect of any liability to the owner for loss or damage to the vehicle and its accessories and spare parts, but any other consequential loss of revenue or other expenses of the owner including towing or salvage costs associated with the recovery of the vehicle or
Immediate Vehicle Return Where Damage or Default
The owner shall have the right to terminate the hiring and take immediate possession of the vehicle if the hirer fails to comply with any of the terms of the hire agreement, or if the vehicle is damaged. The termination of the hiring shall be without prejudice to the rights of the owner and the rights of the hirer under the hire agreement.
This rental agreement is in two versions, the Thai Language version and the English language version, all of which will be considered one and the same agreement; provided however, in the event that there is conflict between the Thai Version and
English version, the English version will be controlling with respect to such conflict.
Driving in Thailand
Thailand has a good network of well maintained roads and highways between all main centers. Much of the north-south route is dual carriage way. Road signage follows international convention and is in both Thai and English. Night driving is not
recommended on the open road due to heavy truck traffic, who tend to have a poor respect for cars. Motor bikes can on occasion be a hazard, particularly as they are often ridden into oncoming traffic. Driving on the more major routes outside Bangkok and around resort areas is both a safe and an enjoyable experience. A self drive holiday offers the opportunity to experience wonderful Thai culture and the opportunity for travelers to stop as long as they like at the many points of interest in the Kingdom.
Bangkok has a poor reputation for traffic conditions and this is justified except on the expressways. The city is very overcrowded with traffic and this makes driving difficult for drivers unfamiliar with the city. Whilst Thai drivers are exceedingly courteous and considerate to other road users (horns are used very rarely), traffic directions, and entry and exit locations often change during the day. These changes are seldom advised by signs, and none are in English, hence unfamiliar drivers can end up a considerable distance from their desired location due to enforced traffic flows. An increasingly extensive network of expressways within Bangkok now makes entry and exit of the city a simple task. Accordingly, one way rentals from or to Bangkok International Airport is not a difficult undertaking.
Thais drive on the left hand side of the road. The maximum speed limit in cities and towns is 60km/h (35 mph) and varies between 90 and 100 km/h (52-60 mph) on expressways and country roads. Police regularly check motorists speed. Wearing of seat belts is compulsory and drink driving laws apply. All insurance is invalid if drivers exceed the legal alcohol limit.
All drivers must hold a current, non-probationary license. The license may either be Thai, or from a renter’s country of residence (with an English translation), or an international drivers permit. Licenses (and a valid passport) must be carried at all times when driving.
Thailand require drivers to be at least 21 years of age.
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