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Car rentals in Cork: All you need to know

A Cork car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Cork. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How can I get a bargain car rental in Cork?

You're on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental when you use us. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:

  • Take time to compare vehicle pricing
  • Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which typically cost more
  • Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and reserve as far in advance as you can

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Cork?

From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Cork?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Cork?

Normally, to rent a car in Cork you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to figure out what the total is before you rent your vehicle.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Cork?

When driving in Cork or the rest of Ireland, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental agency.

The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Cork.

What is the fuel policy for Cork rental cars?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest bringing it back topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before bringing the rental car.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cork?

If you wish to check out all that Cork offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."

Know before you go

Make sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot on your Cork adventure. You should take time to:

  • Walk around the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Cork car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Cork has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Cork.

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