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Do I need to return the car with a full tank of fuel?

Europcar offers you 3 ways to manage the refuelling of your vehicle at return.

1. Full Tank Option
  • Pre-purchase a full tank of fuel at pick up and return the vehicle empty.
  • Convenient and no charges to pay when returning the vehicle.
  • If the vehicle is returned full then the Full Tank Option will be refunded.

2. Travelling up to 60 miles during your rental period:
  • If you return the vehicle full (fuel gauge shows full) with proof of refuelling (fuel receipt1) no refuelling charges will be applied.
  • If you do not have proof of refuelling or the vehicle is not full (fuel gauge does not show full) you will be charged2 based on the number of miles you have driven3.

3. Travelling more than 60 miles during your rental period:
  • If you return the vehicle full (fuel gauge shows full) no refuelling charges will be applied.
  • If the vehicle is not full (fuel gauge does not show full) you will be charged2 based on the closest missing 8th on the fuel gauge.
  • If more than 7 litres are calculated to be needed to refill the vehicle then an additional fixed surcharge of £18 will be charged.

(1) The receipt should be from a petrol station within 15 miles of the return location and dated within the last 24 hours.
(2) As per published rates detailed in the Tari­ff Guide attached to our terms and conditions of hire (T&Cs).
(3) Using the manufacturer’s recommended average fuel consumption (miles per gallon) for your particular rental vehicle.

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