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Terms & Conditions

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  1. TERMS OF PAYMENT

A minimum deposit of K100, 000 is required prior to collecting any vehicle. Local Purchase Order (LPO) is accepted on prior arrangement. This can be waivered by discussions with management.

  1. GENERAL INFORMATION

Vehicles are not to cross the Republic of Malawi boarder without consent of Countrywide Car Hire. The renter shall make adequate provision for the safety of the vehicle. The renter shall not use the vehicle for conveyance of passengers or goods or to tow another vehicle or use it in any motor sport without the authorization of Countrywide Car Hire.

Kilometers are calculated from office to office. The rates do not include fuel. The vehicle leaves with full tank and should be returned with full tank. The renter shall not be allowed to sublet the vehicle.

  1. INSURANCE

Countrywide Car Hire has at heart the best interest of all its customers as it has comprehensive insurance for most of its vehicles and 3rd party coverage for some.

  1. ACCIDENTS

Accidents must be reported to the nearest police station as soon as possible. If there is an accident call our hotlines soon after a report to the police has been made.

  1. EXTENSION OF RENTALS

If extensions of the rentals beyond the original date is required, Countrywide Car Hire must be notified immediately.

  1. BREAKDOWNS

Rentals include breakdowns cover. A charge will be effected where the driver has been negligent. No mechanic on behalf of the client is allowed to work on the vehicle without the company’s approval. The client is to contact one of our hotlines for assistance.

  1. CHAUFFEURS

Chauffeurs are available at the rate of K1, 000 per day within base and K 3,000 per night outside base for food and accommodation. They are also entitled to K 100.00 per hour overtime when working outside normal hours.

  1. DRIVERS LICENCE

A valid drivers licence must be produced (foreign licences are accepted) and the minimum of age of hirer must be 25 years and maximum, 70 years. The licence holder must have at least three years experience. Note that the car must be driven by the hirer or our chauffer, if any accidents occur while driven by an unauthorized driver there will be a fine. Please request for permission for an additional driver before hiring a car.

  1. DELIVERY & RETURN
  • When taking delivery of the vehicle the renter is required to inspect the vehicle for proof that it has been delivered without damage to paint work upholstery, fitting and tools.
  • The vehicle will be taken by the renter after the agreement has been signed and the client is satisfied with the vehicle.
  • The vehicle will be inspected upon return to determine that there has been no damage to paint work and fittings.
  1. LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE

The vehicle shall be at the sole risk of the renter throughout the rental period. The renter shall be liable for loss or damage of the vehicle and for expenses incurred during recovery of the vehicle.