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Car rentals in Essex: All you need to know

An Essex car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Massachusetts has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Essex. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How can I find a bargain rental car in Essex?

CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. You can:

  • Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
  • Don't rent more car than you need. Commonly, the smaller the car, the lower the rate

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

What rental companies have outlets in Essex?

From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.

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

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Massachusetts town means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:

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

Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Essex is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the terms to find any additional fees will be before you book your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Essex?

When cruising through Essex or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Essex.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you plan to check out all that Essex and maybe even the rest of Massachusetts offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Before you leave the lot

Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:

  • Inspect the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city

Book your Essex car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Essex has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Essex.