Renting tips by Top Rent A Car

Renting tips by Top Rent A Car

Choosing a Vehicle To Hire

After choosing your pick up place, date and time, you will be taken to our result page with all available cars you can rent for the requested period. You have to think very carefully about what kind of vehicle you'll need to hire. If you're traveling with children or with a lot of luggage, you will probably need some large sedan, minivan or SUV. Or if you're looking for the best car hire deal, you'll need to reserve the smallest available model or some of the latest car rental discounts, which you can see at Car Hire Bulgaria Hot Deals Section.

Top Rent A Car offers also, many optional extras like snow chains, baby seat or GPS system. You can choose any of the extras on the third step of the car rental reservation process.

Booking Your Car Rental

Top Rent A Car offers the best local rates, especially for long rental periods. Also, we provide 24 hour road accident assistance in case you break down, unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver and theft protection, all these for free! If you haven't already, consider joining our car rental company's loyalty program. You will receive constant privileges when picking up your vehicle, we will have your affiliates saved, allowing you to simply get into the car you have booked and go forward to your journey, rather than filling out paperwork every time you pick up your car. You will also be eligible for car hire specials and free upgrades. For more affiliates you can contact us or ask the local representative.

Read Our Car Rental Terms And Conditions

Read Top Rent A Car General Terms And Conditions carefully before confirming your reservation. If you are not sure about any of the conditions of you reservation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Total Cost Of Our Car Rentals

All rates of the car rentals on “Step 2” are with no local taxes included (the local tax is 20% and you will have it calculated in the final third step of the car rental reservation process). In the total price you will get included:

  • Unlimited mileage
  • Third Party Liability „Road taxes” 24 hours road assistance
  • Airport surcharge
  • CDW – reduces the renter’s liability in case of damage of the vehicle up to the amount of the deposit (excess). CDW is valid only valid if a protocol from the Police Authorities is presented. Does not cover damage to the vehicle due to driving under the influence of alcohol, other intoxicating substances or due to violation of the Bulgarian Traffic Laws.
  • TP – reduces the renter’s liability in case of theft of the vehicle up to the amount of the deposit (excess). TP is valid only if a protocol from the Police Authorities is presented and the car keys and documents are returned. It reduces the renter’s liability in case of theft of the vehicle up to the amount of the deposit (excess). TP is valid only if a protocol from the Police Authorities is presented and the car keys and documents are returned.

At Pickup Time

When you are picking up your car rental, you will be assisted by our car hire agent to inspect the car for any body damages, scratches etc. All details will be checked in your car rental contract. Be sure the lights and turn signals are working properly, and check the mileage odometer. If there are any defects, please report them to our local car hire agent. It is important to make yourself familiar with the workings of the car before you start the engine and leave the parking lot. Check which side your gas tank is on, and learn how to use the headlights, windshield wipers and turn signal. It may seem obvious, but you'll also want to memorize the make, model and color of your car - that way you won't lose it the first time you park in a busy lot! Consult your map. Our car rental agency will give you a map of the area if you need one, so take it out and consult this map, and formulate your route. Next, hand the map to a copilot if you have one, who can conceive any enhancements to the plan.

Don’t forget to:

  • Fix your mirrors
  • Figure out how the radio is working
  • Find the window controls
  • Find the turn signals
  • Find the windshield wipers
  • Locate the lights
  • Figure out the high beams
  • Check the emergency brake

Returning Your Car

Always fill up the tank before returning the vehicle. Before leaving the vehicle, please check for any personal belongings and don't forget to check the trunk! In case of forgetting some personal stuff, you will receive an e-mail. You can be sure that our car rental agent will inspects the car's body in your presence. Start your perfect trip with car hire Bulgaria using Top Rent A Car services!

Top Rent A Car’s Tips for driving in Bulgaria:

Drive on the right side of the road in Bulgaria!

There is a legal minimum age for driving, which is 18 years.

To drive on Bulgarian roads you must have a valid driving licence. All citizens of EU countries and Switzerland are allowed to drive with their valid national driving licences because Bulgaria is a member of the European Union. If you are a citizen of non-EU country, you may drive in Bulgaria with your national driving licence for one year only.

It is mandatory to wear a seat belt including in the back seats, the belts on the back seats must be fitted.

Children under the age of 12 may not travel in the front seat. If you are motorbike driver, you must wear safety helmet. Headlights must be on at all times from 1 November until 1 March. Top Rent A Car advice all customers to drive with turned on daylights during the day, all year round. Do not use mobile telephones without a "handsfree" system.

General speed limits in Bulgaria:

Highway: 130 km/h
On roads outside built-up areas 90 km/h
In built-up areas: 50 км/ч
In case of any emergency you can call the national emergency phone number: 112