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Looking For a Safe Bus to Rent? These Are Things You Need to Watch Out For

Be Sure to Check The Followings Before Renting One


There must be times when you must travel in group, be it with your family or work colleagues, for a family event or a business trip. For cost-cutting and practicality purposes and to create a stronger bond between everyone, renting a bus is the way to go.

Organizing the trip with everyone on the same ride is so much easier. You will appreciate this option even more when in an emergency—when you have to communicate immediately with everyone.

To create the safest and most comfortable ride possible, you must consider the bus’s condition. This goes beyond examining the looks of the bus and necessary paperwork; you need to ensure that it is in good condition and safe to be used as a means of transportation.

Among the most important things you must look out for is never to fall for a questionable low price that a rental company might offer you. You do not want to rent a bus at a discounted price but get a hazardous, unpleasant experience, right?

There are things you can check to make sure that you are getting a roadworthy bus. First, how the bus looks. Make sure that the exterior and the interior are in good shape, and the bus comes with everything it should come with.


4 Traits of a Good Quality Bus

Have the bus started and take a listen to the engine. Does it whir smoothly or stutter jerkily? If it produces a smooth, constant sound, the bus is well-maintained.

Second, bus features and amenities. Inspect the condition of all features and amenities the bus offers; think seat belts, air conditioning system, seat recliner mechanisms, emergency glass breakers, first aid kit, and infotainment system, among others.

Third, bus paperwork. Before asking about the rental fees, be sure to ask whether the bus has all the legal documents required and has been licensed for use on roads. These documents can show you whether the bus you are looking to rent is roadworthy and has received approval from the authorities.

Fourth, the Ministry of Transportation’s approval for the bus. To check whether the bus has been certified as roadworthy, take a look at the windshield and see whether a sticker from the Ministry is there. If you cannot find one, ask the rental company why it has not been certified.

This pre-rental inspection process is indeed time- and energy-consuming. On top of that, it requires expertise that not everyone possesses.


Get to know the reputation of the bus rental company

If you expect a stress-free renting process and guaranteed excellent vehicle condition from a bus rental, consider choosing a reputable, trustworthy rental company. One company that gives you those is TRAC.

This Astra Group company specializing in bus rental gives you guaranteed comfort and safety with regular maintenance and routine inspections of its fleet of vehicles.

With 30 years of experience in Indonesia’s bus rental industry, TRAC has earned itself an excellent reputation for comfort and safety.

As for the bus options, you can choose from Small and Medium Buses to Big and Luxury Buses. With a variety of options to pick from, there are 11- to 59-seat configurations. Always prioritizing safety, TRAC equips every seat in its buses with a seat belt.

To give you the best experience possible, some buses even come with Wi-Fi, LCD TVs, a bathroom, a karaoke machine, a kitchen countertop, and a pantry. Every bus is also equipped with glass breakers, emergency exits, and fire extinguishers.

TRAC bus rental services are not only available in Jakarta but also in other cities, including Surabaya. Booking a service is so easy. You can do that online by visiting the TRAC website or using the TRACtoGo app, which you can download on your iPhone or Android phone.

You can also book by calling the Customer Assistance Center at 1500009 or sending an email to rco.nasional@trac.astra.co.id. To learn more about the bus services, visit https://www.trac.astra.co.id/produk-layanan/pribadi/sewa-bus.

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