Car Rental National Car Rental Thailand
A good car rental company in Thailand is National Car, with which I have had only good experiences so far.
National Car Rental is a US based car rental company with 11 rental stations in Thailand. I had already booked numerous cars through Billiger-Mietwagen.de, which has the car rental National Car with in the program.
My last booking through the portal Billiger-Mietwagen.de (Sunny Cars) was a compact class car, a brand new Nissan Almera that had just 9000 kilometers on the clock. The car was picked up in Pattaya (212/14-15 Moo 5, North-Pattaya Road), which was already waiting at the rental station.
The formalities at the rental station of National Car were carried out quickly, such as copying the driver's license, credit card and passport, which took ca. 5 minutes lasted. When picking up the vehicle, National Car will charge a deposit of 10.000 Baht to be deposited with credit card (AX, MC, VISA) and refunded after proper return of the car.
To the deposit to be paid is still to be noted that this is retained after a damage case at the car, but with one over the rental car portal Billiger-Mietwagen.de* booked rental car is refunded by the organizer again. Prerequisite for this is, one has the right insurance package with concluded.
Rental car return:
The return of the rental car took place again in Pattaya, where an employee immediately took care of my car. The car was after 1500 kilometers driven by me quite dirty, but "dent-free". The employee of National Car looked briefly at the car, checked whether the car is fully fueled and after a few minutes I got the credit card statement of my deposit back, that was it then. The whole process was fast and uncomplicated.
National Car Insurance Coverage:
On the website of National Car it is difficult to find out what is the amount of coverage of liability insurance. It can be assumed that, as with all car rental companies in Thailand, the standard rate applies.
This means that the coverage of the liability insurance at National Car for personal injuries up to max. 10.000.000 Baht (250.000 EUR) and for property damage 5.000.000 Baht (130.000 EUR) is. There is also the possibility to select additional insurances during the booking process, such as theft protection, personal accident insurance and a comprehensive insurance (Super Collision Damage Waiver), but these cost extra.
More favorable and with better insurance achievements, is the reservation over a German rented car portal*. The tour operators also offer additional insurance, which is topped up to a total coverage of between 1.7 million – 7.5 million EUR. Included is a fully comprehensive insurance, which also includes damage to tires, glass and underbody as well as theft.
If it should come to a damage, only the deposit is retained by the landlord, this gets one however again from the auxiliary insurance refunded. When booking, it is important not to take the cheapest offer, but the one with the best insurance packages. At Billiger-Mietwagen this is called "Rund um Sorglos" Package offered.
National Car Rentals Thailand
National Car has 11 rental stations throughout the country, so it is also possible to return the rental car in another city, which makes vacation planning more flexible. The following rental stations are in Thailand:
- Bangkok Srinakarin Office
- U-Tapao Rayong Pattaya International Airport
- Samui Airport
- Phuket Patong, Holiday Inn Hotel
- Phuket Airport, Terminal 1, 22/1 Moo 6 Maikhaw,Talang
- Krabi Airport
- Chiang Rai Airport
- Chiang Mai Airport
- Pattaya 212/14-15 Moo 5, Pattaya-North Road
- Don Muang Airport Bangkok
- Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok
National Car Thailand recommended?
The car rental National Car in Thailand is to be recommended in any case, the vehicles are all in a new and technically perfect condition and services such as 24-hour emergency service, additional booking of a navigator system (GPS) complete the offer.
In order to be on the safe side in terms of insurance, it is best to book through a German tour operator, as they have a better and higher insurance coverage than is usual in Thailand due to the additional insurance.