Car rentals in Providence: All you need to know
A Providence car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Rhode Island has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Providence. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Providence?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the cheapest rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Providence has to offer. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Providence?
CarRentals.com has around a half-dozen rental suppliers to pick from in Providence. You'll find some of the best companies, like Hertz. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Providence?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Rhode Island city means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Providence?
Typically, to rent a car in Providence you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the terms to figure out what the exact price will be before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Providence?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some coverage, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.
You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Providence?
If you want to check out all that Providence and maybe even the rest of Rhode Island offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Providence. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
What are some things to do in Providence?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Some of Providence's most popular attractions are:
- Federal Hill
- State House
- RISD Museum
- Roger Williams Park Zoo
Lucky for you, you'll be able to drive to whichever one you want or see all of them.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Providence trip, be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Providence car rental today
You know you can count on a perfect car that will result in more money to spare when you reserve with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Providence rental car. See you out here.