Don’t count your chickens
After returning his car late one evening to a Spanish airport in what he thought was pristine condition, a Pricewatch reader who contacted us recently was surprised when a member of staff took the keys and crawled under the car with a torch. There was a dent under the car, a dent which would cost him serveral hundred euro.
He was mystified as to how she knew exactly where to check for damage and was deeply suspicious that the damage had been done before he’d taken possession of the car. His insistence that he was not responsible for the dent fell on deaf ears and, because he had already signed a form agreeing to cover any damage, there was very little he could do to stop the money being debited from his credit card account.