Car rentals in Newcastle: All you need to know
A Newcastle car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of New South Wales has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Newcastle. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Newcastle?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Book your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Newcastle rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Newcastle?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Newcastle?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New South Wales town means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Newcastle?
Generally, to rent a car in Newcastle 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 rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you rent your car.
Does Newcastle require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a car. That said, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Newcastle. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Newcastle offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Newcastle adventure, check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Newcastle car rental today
Know that you can count on a great ride that will leave you with extra cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your Newcastle car rental when you book with us. See you out here.