Car rentals in Hawkes Bay: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to get around Hawkes Bay whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Hawkes Bay. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Hawkes Bay. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Hawkes Bay?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Hawkes Bay.
What rental companies have retailers in Hawkes Bay?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Hawkes Bay?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Newfoundland and Labrador city means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Hawkes Bay?
Typically, to rent a car in Hawkes Bay you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact fee is before you reserve your rental.
Does Hawkes Bay require rental car insurance?
When driving around Hawkes Bay or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Hawkes Bay.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We advise a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank. But, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before returning the vehicle. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Hawkes Bay. You can drive as much as you like without incurring added charges. Go over your rental agreement to discover if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Hawkes Bay vacation, check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Hawkes Bay car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.