Terms and Conditions
Rent me!/ Chris Transport Services (in following CTS) strongly recommends that you carefully read this information
1. WHAT DO YOU NEED IN ORDER TO RENT A VEHICLE?
You must hold and produce a driving licence valid in your home country, if you are
not staying for longer than 3 month in the Philippines. Else, a valid drivers license
of the Philippines is required. The driving licence must have been issued by
authorised authorities at least 12 months before the date of the commencement of
the rental. In addition to the normal driving licence, an international driving licence is
also mandatory if the driving licence is written in a language different to English or
German. Please note that the international driving licence is valid only if
accompanied by the normal driving licence.
You must also present a valid identity card or a valid passport.
You must be aged 21 or over to rent a car and have held a driving licence for at
least one year.
A young driver surcharge of 200php/ day is applicable.
The above requirements are also applicable to all additional drivers if any.
You must pay a deposit either in cash or via Paypal.
Please note that CTS does not accept major credit cards such as American
Express, Diners Club, Mastercard, and Visa.
2, YOUNG DRIVER SURCHARGE
When renting a vehicle, a driver qualified as a "young driver" pays a charge of
200php/ day -
the "Young Driver Surcharge". If you aged 21 to 25, CTS needs the surcharge.
3. THE VEHICLE: CONDITION, USE, BREAKDOWN ASSISTANCE AND
3.1 Condition of the Vehicle.
A description of the condition of the Vehicle will be given to you at the same time
as the rental agreement.
Before leaving the rental location, you are required to check the condition of the Vehicle. Where an apparent defect is found which is not already listed in the
document, you must immediately inform the Rent me! employee in order to proceed
with a joint-examination of the Vehicle.
In such a case, amendments must be made to the document and duly countersigned by both parties.
If the amended document is not counte rsigned by both parties, the condition of the
Vehicle will be as set out in the document given to you with the rental agreement
and it will be considered that you received the Vehicle in proper working condition.
You will return the Vehicle in the same condition as it was provided at the start of
You are responsible for any repair or refurbishment costs and these will
be added to the cost of the rental.
3.2 Use of the Vehicle
The Vehicle must not be driven by anyone other than you and then only under the
condition that your ability to drive is not in any way impaired by mental or physical
incapacity or restricted by the Law.
The vehicles are not to leave Palawan under any circumstances!
You must take care of the Vehicle, keep it in good repair and condition, pay any
fines for which you may be liable, reimburse CTS for any damage to the
Vehicle, and refund CTS for any costs it incurs.
The Vehicle will be provided to you with a full fuel tank. You must only refuel the
Vehicle with the correct type of fuel. Costs of fuel and for the refuelling service will
be at your expense if the Vehicle is not returned with a full tank.
You are liable for all fees, taxes, fines and penalties incurred in connection with the
use of the Vehicle and for which CTS is charged, unless they have arisen
through the fault of CTS
During the rental period you must carry out the usual checks (engine oil level, tire
pressure, etc.) as would any careful user and you must respect the maintenance
cycle of the Vehicle as stated in the maintenance guide, if any. If service is needed
during a long rental period, please reffer to CTS employee for service check
When parking the Vehicle, even for a short period, you undertake to lock it and make use of the Vehicle's alarm and/or immobilisation equipment, if installed. You
must never leave the Vehicle unoccupied with the keys in the ignition. Non-return of
the keys will lead to invalidation of the theft cover.
You undertake to use the Vehicle in a responsible manner and in particular, only for
the purposes for which it is intended. For a car, this means primarily carrying
passengers other than for hire and reward.
In particular, you must not use the Vehicle under any of the following conditions or
for any of the following purposes:
- driving the Vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other type of
- transportation of inflammable or dangerous goods, as well as toxic, corrosive,
radioactive or other harmful substances,
- carrying anything which, because of its smell or condition, harms the Vehicle or
causes Rent me! to lose time or money before it can rent the Vehicle again,
- transportation of live animals (with the exception of domestic pets, subject to prior
authorisation by CTS),
- with a roof rack, luggage carrier or similar,
- re-rental to or use by other persons,
- carrying passengers for hire or reward,
- participating in rallies, competitions or trials, wherever they may take place,
- giving driving lessons,
- pushing or towing another vehicle or exceeding the authorised load weight.
- travelling on non-paved roads or on roads, the surface or state of repair of which
could put the vehicle's wheels, tires or its under body mechanics at risk,
if you have no choice but using a rough gravel road, ONLY with a MAXIMUM OF
WALKING SPEED (6km/ h) and at own risk!
- intentionally committing any offence.
- none of the goods and baggage carried in the Vehicle, including their packing and
stowage equipment, will be permitted to damage the Vehicle, nor put the occupants
abnormally at risk,
- in any way which breaks the highway Code, road traffic laws or any other laws.
You will be liable for any offence committed during the rental period which relates in
any way to your use of the Vehicle, as if you were the owner of the Vehicle. Uponthe request of the Police or any official body CTS may have to transfer your
personal data. Such transfer will be done in accordance with the data protection
Laws in the Philippines.
3.3 Maintenance / Mechanical Problems
The Vehicle has been provided to you with a full set of tires in good condition. In
the event that any of them is damaged for any reason other than normal wear and
tear, you undertake to replace it immediately at your own expense with a tire of the
same dimensions, type and wear characteristics.
You must stop the Vehicle if any of the instrument panel warning lights, which are
intended to indicate the existence of a mechanical problem, light up, or if you
become aware of anything else which may indicate the presence of a mechanical
problem with the Vehicle.
When the rental starts, the Vehicle will be roadworthy and fit for normal use. If it is
not, or if it becomes un-roadworthy or unfit for normal use during the rental because
of mechanical breakdown or accident, you must inform CTS imediately.
Repairs can only be made after written or oral confirmation from and instructions
given by CTS as well as prior acceptation by CTS of the estimation of
CTS reserves the right to request from you the remittance of the defective
pieces and the paid invoice.
The fees and expenses of any repair undertaken without the order of CTS will
not be reimbursed to you.
You must inform CTS of all accidents, damage to or breakdowns of the car,
even those which may already have been repaired, when you return the Vehicle.
You will remain liable for any damages to CTS
In any case, neither CTS nor its employees will be liable to you for any loss
or damage (including but not limited to loss of profit or earnings...) nor, to the extent
permitted by the Law, for indirect consequential damages whether your action is
based on contract or in tort.
4. RENTAL PERIOD
4.1 Principle and Calculation
You undertake to return the Vehicle to CTS at the agreed place, on the date
and at the time indicated on the rental agreement.
The rental duration is calculated on the basis of indivisible periods of 24 hours,
starting from the time the Vehicle is made available. However, a 30 minute grace
period is applied at the end of the rental before the start of a new 24-Hour period.
4.2 Extension of the Original Duration of the Rental
Should you wish to keep the Vehicle for a period longer than that originally set out
in the rental agreement, you must first contact us by phone in order to extend the
duration of the rental agreement. The extension is a matter of availabilty of the
4.3 Delivery and Collection Terms
Where you ask CTS and we agree in writing to deliver the Vehicle or to collect
the Vehicle, you may have to pay additional charges and follow additional
instructions. You must check at the time of reservation.
When you return the Vehicle, or if CTS has agreed you will do so, when you
leave the Vehicle for collection by us, you must complete the details of the date
and time of return, the mileage and fuel gauge reading. You must also do anything
else, which CTS requests as a condition of agreeing to collect the Vehicle.
You must return the Vehicle immediately if CTS asks you to do so. In the
event that the Vehicle is not delivered to CTS upon request you hereby
authorise CTS to enter your premises and to do any and all other things
necessary to repossess the Vehicle. You will be liable for any costs associated with
such repossession. CTS may repossess any vehicle without notice or liability
where CTS deems that such repossession is necessary for its own protection.
4.4 End of Rental
The end of the rental is defined by the return of the Vehicle and of its keys to the
employee at the given location. This must be done to a CTS employee and
under no circumstances should you give the keys to any person else and who you
assume or who purports to be a CTS employee. If explicitly mentioned in
writing in the rental agreement the keys may be returned to the reception desk of a
If the Vehicle is returned without its keys, you will be invoiced for the cost of the
Under no circumstances will CTS accept any liability for articles that may have
been left in the Vehicle at the end of the rental.
Outside the normal opening hours, depositing the keys and documents in a letter
box does not constitute the end of the rental. You remain liable for any damages
until a CTS employee takes possession of the Vehicle, documents and keys
when the CTS location opens.
In the event of confiscation, theft or accident
In the event of measures by third parties, including attachment, confiscation or
impounding of the Vehicle, you must immediately inform CTS in writing and by
calling. CTS will then be entitled to take all measures which it deems
necessary to protect its rights. You will be liable for all damage, cost and/or
expenses associated with the above measures and for any direct, indirect,
consequential damages (such as loss...) to the Vehicle unless it is demonstrated that
CTS is directly responsible for such confiscation or impounding of the Vehicle.
rental agreement may be automatically terminated as soon as CTS is
informed of such action by the legal authorities or by you.
Any use of the Vehicle which may be detrimental to CTS will entitle CTS
to automatically terminate the rental agreement with immediate effect. You will then
return the Vehicle immediately as soon as CTS so requests.
In the event of theft of the Vehicle, the rental agreement will be terminated as soon
as CTS has received a copy of the theft declaration made by you to the police
the event of an accident, the rental agreement will be terminated as
as CTS has received a copy of the accident report completed by you and, where
applicable, the third party.
Police has to be informed and a copy of their accident report is to be handed to
Furthermore CTS will have no responsibility for loss, theft, robbery or damage
of whatever nature relating to objects and/or utensils transported or which are found
in the Vehicle including, in particular, baggage and/or goods.
5. RATES / TERMS OF PAYMENT
The total charges for each rental will be determined according to the price list
applicable at the time of rental. If you do not meet the preconditions for a
contractual rate, then the standard rate is to be paid.
5.2 Terms of Payment
Prior to the start of the rental a deposit has to be made, either cash or with
Deposit for a car is 10.000php, for a motorcycle or scooter 5000php.
As an alternative, a tourist from a different country than the Philippines might leave his or her Passport
as a deposit. ID-Card is not valid for deposit.
When the Vehicle is returned, the invoiced amount will be charged to the deposit
unless you present another means of payment. If the passport is used as
the deposit, all costs of renting have to be paid before the passport
can be returned.
In the event of non-payment by the due date shown on the invoice, you will be
liable, for payment of interest on the due amount in accordance with the details on
the invoice, if any.
Non-payment by due date of any invoice or any other non-payment will render all
outstanding invoices due immediately and will authorise CTS to require
immediate return of any vehicles still on rent and to terminate the agreements
relating to such rentals.
The tariffs applicable to the rental, to the additional services and to the optional
covers or insurances are those which are in force on the date of issue of the rental
agreement, and correspond to the characteristics you originally indicated at the timeof reservation (Vehicle type rental, duration, return station...). Any modification in the
characteristics will entail the use of an appropriate alternative tariff.
Should the Vehicle not be returned with a full fuel tank, you will be charged for the
missing quantity of fuel and for the refuelling service with 90php/ liter. Due to the
fact, that we do not accept credit cards and will not be able to charge any costs
after you returned the vehicle, the amount will be calculated by 0 – 1⁄4 – 1⁄2 – 3⁄4 of the fuel capacity of the car. IF the indicator is in between, it will always be the
lower amount! Refilling service has to be paid immediately with the return of the car either to be charged with the deposit provided or cash.
All the vehicles in CTS fleet are insured on basic level.
In the Philippines that means almost NO COVERAGE!
Damage that you might inflict on a third party as a result of an accident involving
the Vehicle needs to be taken care by yourself!
6.1 Liability in the Event of Damage to the Rental Vehicle or Theft or Conversion
6.1.1 You will be liable for any damages to CTS when renting a Vehicle that
has been entrusted to you.
Therefore, in the event of theft of the Vehicle or damages caused to it, you must
fully indemnify CTS (the indemnification will include the amounts corresponding
to the repair costs, resale value of the Vehicle, loss of use, administration
The amount will not exceed the market value of the rented vehicle at the time of
the event and will NOT EXCEED 200.000php including loss of use!
This liability may be reduced if you opted for the "reduced liability" plan as defined
in Article above.
Therefore, at the end of the Rental, IN THE EVENT OF DAMAGE OR THEFT, YOU
WILL BE DEBITED with a maximum as stated above. IN THE EVENT OF LIGHT
DAMAGE, YOU WILL BE DEBITED according to the provisions of section 6.1.2.
You will not be exempt from liability towards CTS! in the case of breach of
contract. Therefore, you will be responsible for any financial loss CTS suffers
as a result of such breach and for any relevant claims made by other people. You
agree to pay any amounts CTS spends in enforcing these terms.
THEREFORE IN ANY CASE, NEITHER CTS NOR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES WILL BE LIABLE TO THE CONTRACTING PARTY FOR ANY AMOUNTS NOR FOR ANY ACTIONS, LAW SUITS OR CLAIMS RELATED TO ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE DAMAGES (SUCH AS LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFIT) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE RENTAL OR THE USE OF ANY VEHICLE WHEHER THE ACTION IS BASED ON CONTRACT OR IN TORT. YOU WILL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD CTS HARMLESS FROM ALL CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES ARISING OUT OF THE RENTAL AND/OR THE USE OF THE VEHICLE.
If the loss suffered by CTS is subsequently reduced (recovery of the Vehicle
within 60 days, partial or total liability on the part of the Third party), you will
receive the corresponding reimbursement.
6.1.2 Light damage (valid only if applicable)
Both at check-out and check-in CTS will, joined with you, record in the rental
agreement all visible light damage to a vehicle.
At check-out unrepaired damage must appear on the rental agreement with the
appropriate signatures by you and CTS. At the end of the rental i.e., at
check-in, the identification of any new light damage must be added to the rental
agreement. Any new light damage will be immediately pointed out to CTS,
mentioned in the rental agreement, and signed by you and CTS. This damage
will be charged to you at the repair price stated by our mechanic. You will approve
by signing the relevant paper document.
These repair costs will be directly billed to you by CTS and will include the
cost of the damage repair as well as administration charges, immobilisation costs,
spare parts and labour costs. The above-mentioned invoiced repair costs are
payable under the same conditions as for the payment of the rental agreement.