Pitfall 5: Damaged car

When you pick up the car you must inspect it inside and outside for damage like scratches. Someone from the rental company should accompany you and make up a vehicle-condition report. The same when you return the car.

Just to be sure you won't be charged for existing damage (or non-existing damage) you can make photos with a time-stamp of any damage when you pick-up the car and of all angles of the car when you return it.