Auto Europe strives to provide transparent online service with user friendly booking engine. One of the most commonly mentioned topics by our clients is the fuel option. You may decide yourself if you want to pre-pay for the fuel at the pick up, or fill your car hire up yourself before returning the vehicle to the supplier, and here we advise how to do it. There are two basic fuel options: "Pre-purchased Fuel & Return Empty" and "Pick up Full & Return Full" that are displayed under the quote price. There's an option to filter the respective fuel options with the help of our fuel filter on the left side of our booking engine.
This option comes in handy if your rental is longer and you will have limited time to go to the petrol station to fill in the car before returning it to the rental company. If you choose this option, you pay for the fuel at the pick-up time and return the car as empty as possible, as there are no refunds for unused fuel. As mentioned at the beginning, it is a good option to choose for a longer car hire, or at least when you know you will use the vehicle a lot. Some of the suppliers return the money for unused fuel when the rental is no longer than 3 days. Please always read carefully the "Terms, Conditions & Local Fees" section. The cost of the fuel at the rental desk is usually higher than at the local garage.
This is our clients' favourite option, as you pay only for the fuel you actually use. With this fuel policy, vehicles are picked up with the full tank of fuel and need to be returned full as well. If you forget to fill in the car, the rental company will charge you for the missing fuel. Caution: if you choose "Pick up Full & Return Full" option, plan some extra time before dropping off the car for a visit at the petrol station, otherwise you will be charged at the higher rate for the fuel at the rental desk. In addition, there will be fuel service fee applied as well.
If the fuel filter is not displayed for a chosen destination, you may still verify the fuel policy offered by a given supplier in "Product Information" section: