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Frequently asked questions
If your trip to Fordstown is all locked in but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.There’s nothing more enjoyable than visiting new places. While you’re in the area, Headfort Golf Club and Athboy Karting Centre ought to be among them. If you still have plenty of energy and space on that travel itinerary, St. Columba’s Church is also calling your name.
With some terrific day trip options in the surrounding area, renting a car makes sense. Without one, it’d be much more difficult to enjoy all that Mullingar, 22 miles away, has to offer. Among the first stops you make here should be Mullingar Arts Centre, Mullingar Golf Club and Mullingar Equestrian Centre. Don’t forget about Drogheda either! Just 22 miles away, Funtasia Waterpark, Newgrange and County Louth Golf Club are must-sees here.
Below you’ll find our top tips if you’re looking to bag the cheapest possible rental car:
Browse as many different cheap car rental companies as you can (we make that task as easy as ABC!)
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Research is the key to bagging the best rental deals in town, so be sure to check out both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlets before you shell out for your ride
If you have some elbow room in your schedule, play around with your dates to find lower prices on different days of the week
No one likes being whacked with a late fee. Avoid paying for another full day by ensuring your pickup and drop-off times are around the same time
Keep more dollars in your pocket. You’ll score some of the cheapest deals when you pay in advance for your rental vehicle
Book as soon as your vacation dates are finalized. You’ll get the biggest selection early on.
A rental car allows you to travel from A to B with ease in Fordstown. If you’re traveling on a shoestring and want to make your budget go further, a mini or a compact is an excellent choice. These zippy cars are cheap to run and a cinch to park. If you’ve got the kids in tow, a full-size car or an SUV will give you all the space you need.
First of all, there’s a huge variety of both economy and luxury rental vehicles available in Fordstown. What you opt for depends on your funds and what you plan to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles offer the best in comfort and class. If you’re splurging, why not book an SUV with all the bells and whistles, or perhaps a flashy mid-sized sedan? On the other hand, if you just need something to get from A to B as efficiently as possible, stick with an economy vehicle (or something else that won’t burn a hole in your wallet).
There’s way more to driving in Fordstown than just getting behind the wheel and turning the ignition. Get familiar with a few of the most important local rules and regulations here:
Keep on the left side of the road in Fordstown. If you plan to rent a car here, take note that the driver’s seat will be on the right. It may take a little getting used to!
Most of the time, finding a place to park in Fordstown is easy. If you’re planning to head to one of the busier attractions in town, it’s a good idea to check out parking options before you leave.
Most residential areas in Fordstown have a 50km/h speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits generally range between 50km/h and 120km/h.
Generally, your chosen car rental company will bill the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Alternatively, they may share your information with local law enforcement agencies, who’ll then send a fine straight to you.
Like many places, standard cell phone usage is not allowed while driving a car in Fordstown. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just make sure you stay focused on the road.
In Fordstown, it is illegal to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.05%. If you’re in the mood for a few drinks, leave the rental car behind.
No, so don’t risk a fine by doing it. In Fordstown, red means stop, with no exceptions. When approaching a set of traffic lights, always maintain a safe speed so you can easily stop when you need to.
Seat belts are required in County Meath. That being said, the rule may differ for some vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.