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Car rentals in Pittsfield: All you need to know

A Pittsfield car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Maine has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Pittsfield. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

How can I get a bargain rental car in Pittsfield?

You're on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental by going through CarRentals.com. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:

  • Compare all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
  • Don't rent more vehicle than you need. Usually, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Pittsfield rental car.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Pittsfield?

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

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Pittsfield?

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

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

Normally, to rent a car in Pittsfield you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added charge if you're under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to find what the exact charge will be before you rent your car.

Does Pittsfield require rental car insurance?

When cruising through Pittsfield or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.

Many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

We usually recommend that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.

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

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your Pittsfield trip, check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:

  • Look over the vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Pittsfield car rental today

Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can align with your needs and not break the bank.