Terms & Conditions for Bargain Wheels Car Hire

Bargain Wheels Rental Cars Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) Airport Bargain Wheels Car Rentals on the Sunshine Coast is a family run FRANCHISE BRANCH. We are pleased to offer you the following information to help make your car hire experience easier and the booking process more convenient.

Free Kilometres
Our rates quoted include up to 200 FREE kilometres per day for use within the Allocated Area. (see Area of Use) This means that if you hire for 7 days you can travel up to 1400 kilometres without additional kilometre charges. Additional kilometres are charged at 0.22 cents per kilometre. Unlimited Kilometres are available on hires of more than 3 days within the agreed usage area, subject to an additional daily charge. Please contact our office for details.

Driver’s Licencs
All drivers should hold a valid full driver’s licence (i.e. not provisional or learners). A current acceptable Australian, overseas, or International licence (in English) is required from all intending drivers.

Rental Duration
Minimum charge is for 24 hours from time of pick up. Additional hours are charged at $10.00 per hour up to 3 hours and a full day thereafter. Payment is to be made at commencement of hire by either cash or approved credit card. Sorry, we not accept AMEX or Diners Card.

Area of Use
We are pleased to provide rental cars for use on the Sunshine Coast, the Cooloola Coast, the Greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast. This area extends as far North as Hervey Bay, as far South as Coolangatta and as far West as Toowoomba. ‘Local area Use’ vehicles are restricted to the Sunshine Coast only. Vehicles must remain within their authorised area of use or otherwise all waivers and insurance will be void due to breach of contract.

Free Collection & Return
We are happy to collect our customers from either the Airport or their local accommodation during our office hours of 8 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Sunday. If you wish to be collected from your accommodation, please add the request in the comments section. Our office is located adjacent to the Sunshine Coast Airport, less than 3 minutes drive from the Terminal and conveniently located to most Hotels and Motels around Coolum, Marcoola, Maroochydore & Mooloolaba. Please note that due to new Sunshine Coast Airport security parking requirements we now pick you up inside the Public Car Park. Consequently a $4 Airport Parking Fee is applied to all Airport Pick Ups.

Sunshine Coast Airport Collection & Return
From 8.00 am to 5.30 pm we offer a free collection/return service from our office adjacent to the airport. Unfortunately a $4 Parking Fee now applies to all Sunshine Coast Airport Pick Ups Please ring 5450 5090 when you have collected your luggage and we will advise you of the Meeting Location inside the Public Car Park opposite the Terminal. A quick trip to our Office adjacent to the Airport will allow us to complete any remaining paperwork and supply of your rental car.

After Hour Rentals
For flights arriving and departing after hours we can, for a small fee, arrange a meet and greet service. This charge will automatically be added to this quote on the following pages if your pick up and drop off times are outside normal hours of operation. Please enter your flight numbers later in the booking process for an Airport pick up. Alternatively, for late evening arrivals and departures, instead of a Meet and Greet service the car can be left for collection/return at the Sunshine Coast Airport. This will incur an airport $12.00 parking fee per occasion. The vehicle will remain your responsibility until it has been checked by a Bargain Wheels representative. This service will need to be pre-arranged with our office via email at sunshineairport@bw.toast.com.au or via phone on (07) 5450 5090

Brisbane Airport Collection And Return
For the convenience of visitors to the Sunshine Coast our Bargain Wheels Branch offers a vehicle Drop Off and or Pick Up service at the Brisbane International or Domestic Airports… Again details of this service will need to be pre-arranged with our office via email at sunshineairport@bw.toast.com.au or via phone on (07) 5450 5090 Fees for this service will be automatically added in the booking process when you select Brisbane Airportas your Pick Up and or Drop Off Location

One Way Hires To Gold Coast
For those who are terminating their Sunshine Coast trip with a visit to the Gold Coast, vehicle Drop Offs can be arranged at the Bargain Wheels Branches in Broadbeach or Coolangatta. Please discuss your requirements with our friendly office staff.

Vehicle Choice
Please ensure the vehicle you have booked is large enough for the amount of luggage you are travelling with. A larger substitute vehicle may not always be available on the day. Whilst every attempt is made to provide the customer’s vehicle class of choice, vehicles are subject to availability and may occasionally need to be changed or substituted at any time without the ability to give prior notice.

Hire Payment
Payment for the vehicle hire is made in full on arrival, or can be pre-charged by agreement. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Cash, Eftpos and Travellers Cheques. We are sorry but we do not accept American Express, Diners Club or JB Cards

All prices are displayed in Australian currency and include GST.

Refundable Security Bond
A Security Bond equal to the hirers chosen excess liability is pre-authorised on the nominated Credit Card on arrival. This is to ensure the vehicle is returned in good, clean, undamaged condition (inside and out) and with the correct amount of fuel. The security Bond is cancelled / returned after return, subject to a final and satisfactory inspection of the rental vehicle. The credit card holder must be present on arrival, and must also sign the Rental Agreement, unless previously organised. Cash bonds are acceptable on a pre-arranged basis only.

Drivers Age
Our rates apply to drivers between 25 and 75 years of age. For drivers under this age but over 21 years of age, you may still rent a vehicle however a compulsory surcharge will be applied and excess amounts are different from over 25 year old drivers. These are displayed in the ‘Optional Extras’ fields on the next page and must be selected. Some options may be available for approved drivers over 75 years of age, please contact our office on (07) 5450 5090 for details, prior to booking. Conditions Apply.

Additional Drivers
There is no charge for additional drivers as long as they meet the requirements – up to 2 extra drivers can be added but we must sight their licences and they must also sign the Rental Contract.

Collision Damage Waiver
We offer a range of packages to reduce the excess liability on the vehicle insurance. For a minimal daily amount, you may wish to reduce the excess that would be payable in the unfortunate situation where the vehicle is damaged or causes damage to another or property. Our vehicles are all insured and carry a standard (Collision Damage Liability) excess of $2500. An authorisation of the hirers chosen excess CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) is required on the nominated credit card upon collection of the vehicle. This is cancelled on return of vehicle in an undamaged condition, subject to no other charges against this Bond amount. Unless pre-arranged, the credit card holder must be present on arrival. An opportunity will be made available during this booking process to choose one of these packages. If you are still undecided on whether you wish to reduce the excess, you may choose to select one of these options when you collect the vehicle. Standard CDW options do not apply to single vehicle accidents.

Maximum Protection Package
For those who also wish to reduce their insurance excess liability for single vehicle accidents we at Bargain Wheels on the Sunshine Coast have introduced a Maximum Protection Cover package. This is available to drivers aged 25 to 75 years and covers both multiple and single vehicle accidents with an excess reduced to $500, plus tyre, windscreen and headlight damage liability down to nil. Please see Excess reduction Options during the booking process to make your choice.

24 Breakdown Assistance
Although our vehicles are well maintained and serviced, your peace of mind comes from knowing that we offer FREE 24 hour roadside mechanical breakdown assistance with RACQ. RACQ call-outs for other problems such as keys locked in the car, assistance with a flat tyre, run out of fuel or left the lights on etc, attract a $65 service fee, plus any additional costs relating to the call out. No vehicles are to be towed or repaired without the permission of Bargain Wheels Sunshine Coast management. We require you to advise us before any RACQ Callout whenever possible.

Street Directories & Maps
We provide, with our compliments, FREE use of a map book covering Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. Non-return of map book or damage to it will incur a replacement fee.

Baby Seats And Booster Seats
Forward and rearward facing Baby Seats plus Child Booster Seats are available for hire. Please advise age of child and positioning requirements for harness.

Prams / Pushchair Strollers
For your convenience we also hire Strollers. Please email us if you require photos of these. Why struggle with your’s on the plane in addition to your other luggage or risk having it damaged in flight?

Surf Board Soft Racks
These are for use on USED cars only. Single and double racks available.

Early Returns / Extensions of Hire
The term of hire is for the period of time described in the Agreement. No refund is available if vehicle is returned before date shown on contract. Any extension of a hire must be agreed to by management prior to the time and date of return listed on the contract. If an extension of a hire is not agreed to, the vehicle must be returned by the time and date specified at commencement of hire or it may be reported stolen.

Cacellation Policy
Because of costs and loss of hire opportunity and revenue, cancellations made within 24 hours of commencement of hire period will incur a penalty fee of 3 days rental. Within 7 days – 1 days rental More than 7 days – no fee applicable Cancellations within 24 hours, where the vehicle collection point was Brisbane International or Brisbane Domestic Airport, may also be subject to applicable relocation charges.

All hirers are responsible for their own fuel costs. Whilst our vehicles are normally supplied with a full tank of fuel, this may not always be the case. Vehicles should be returned with a fuel level not less than that supplied at the commencement of the hire. Should the vehicle be returned short of fuel it will be re-fuelled by our staff and the deficit charged the hirer’s credit card or cash bond. A re-fuelling fee $10 will be charged in addition to the cost of the fuel.

Cleaning And Smoking In Vehicle Fees
We take pride in supplying our customers what our customers want, with a well cleaned and Smoke Free vehicle. We ask that you return the vehicle in a similar clean state. Smoking is NOT permitted in any of our vehicles. Extra Cleaning / Sanitation Fees will apply when a vehicle is returned in a dirty condition or any evidence of smoking within the vehicle is found.

Security & Privacy
We treat our customers information as highly confidential and all measures are taken to ensure that it remains safe and confidential.