First Car Rental is a proudly South African company with branches throughout South Africa. One of their busiest branches is the OR Tambo International Airport, more commonly referred to as Johannesburg Airport. They are one of the top car rental agencies in the country and with their partnership with Sixt Rent a Car, they also command an international presence.
The Booking Process at First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport
The booking process for First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport can be done any time of the day or night on the First Car Rental website, in an easy 3 step process.
- First off, First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport customers will need to enter in date, time and location details. The dates will be the period of time the customer would need the vehicle for. The times will be exactly when the vehicle will be picked up and dropped off. Times are very important to adhere to because First Car Rental will need to ensure that there is enough of time for the vehicle to be cleaned and serviced before renting it out to another customer. Location is also an important factor so that the chosen branch will be prepared to deal with the paperwork and have the vehicle ready to go. Vehicles can be dropped off at any other First Car Rental branch even if it is picked up from First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport.
- The second step is choosing a vehicle type. The First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport fleet is diverse and fully explained below
- The third step in the booking process for First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport vehicles is to enter in renter details such as name, email address and telephone number. Payment method is then chosen and customers can either pay at this point or at the First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport branch when collecting the vehicle. Optional items can be chosen in step 3 as well which include waivers, navigation systems, additional drivers and child seats.
The First Car Rental website also allows for customers to cancel or amend their bookings
First Car Rental has a mobile app for customers to make bookings through their phones. The app can be used to
- Make bookings through the same 3 step process used on the website
- Amend and cancel bookings
- Get detailed information on your nearest branch such as opening hours, vehicles that are available and their pricing range
The app is meant to be used as an on the go tool for those who would not have immediate access to a computer
The First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport Fleet
The fleet at First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport is split into 3 categories to suit different travel needs
- Budget cars- there are several options to choose from to meet all daily travel needs in Johannesburg. The cars are mostly hatchbacks and are stylish, yet reliable offering the best value for your money.
- Executive cars- here again there are many vehicles to choose from and they include hatchbacks, sedans and SUV type vehicles. Cars in this range at First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport offer a luxurious driving experience.
- Passenger van hire- vehicles here are for those doing group traveling and vehicle hire will depend on the number of people in the group.
Direct Transfers at First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport
Direct Transfers are only available in certain cities in South Africa and Johannesburg is a part of this group. The First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport Direct Transfer system is the most cost effective way to be chauffeur driven from point to point within Johannesburg. Packages for this service are individually packaged so customers get to choose what vehicle they would like and the times that the service is required. Direct transfers can be used for airport transfers, getting to business meetings or being driven in style to a social event.
The First Car Rental Cristil Facility
- Customers can use Cristil on the First Car Rental website to request for their invoice to be emailed to them by entering in their reservation number
- E-toll transactions for First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport customers can also be emailed by entering in the above mentioned details
- The site can be used by customers to compliment First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport services or log in a complaint. Queries can be tracked also.
Buying Vehicles from First Car Rental
First Car Rental Johannesburg Airport and other branches offers a safe and reliable way to buy used cars. Most of the vehicles are between 12 and 24 months old which make them fairly new model cars. In fact they may still have an existing warranty and service plan. Vehicle searches for these really cheaply priced cars can be done over the internet. First Car Rental provides a before and after sales service which is unheard off when it comes to second-hand car sales.
First Car Rental Partners
- Premier Hotels and Resorts
- Hotel Express International
- South African Women’s Open Golf Tournament
- Tourism Radio
About Johannesburg Airport
Johannesburg Airport is the largest and busiest not only in South Africa but in Africa as well. The airport caters for domestic and international flights for private and commercial travellers. Johannesburg Airport can handle close to 30 million passengers per year and flies to all continents except Antarctica. The airport undertook a big renovation process in 2010 and now houses even more retail opportunities in its terminal buildings which range from banks, salons, stores, restaurants, bureau de change and a pharmacy. Stores are open from 6:00 to 22:00. The onsite travel clinic has full medical staff available all day long. There are ample parking bays at the airport which has updated technology to allow guests to see which bays are empty. Parking can be paid for in cash or with credit cards. Guests can use the Gautrain or public/private buses to get to or leave the airport but many guests choose to go the car hire route. This is because there are many car hire OR Tambo companies to choose from to get the best deal on a rental car. Also car hire OR Tambo allows for guests to have the reliability and convenience of their own vehicle to get around in. It is also cheaper to hire out a car in Johannesburg along with the choice of getting the vehicle type you prefer.