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Car rentals in Shelton, New Haven: What you need to know

New Haven, Connecticut, is full of exciting neighborhoods like Shelton. It's in these places where you can get a true sense for a city like New Haven. But once you're done checking out all the great restaurants and shops in Shelton, you'll need some wheels to discover everything that New Haven provides.

Hopping on the public transportation is a cheap way to move around Shelton and the surrounding neighborhoods, but then you have to adhere to a tight schedule. Rideshares and taxis can be more convenient, but little trips here and there can add up. Plus, they may not be readily available when you need them. Booking a car in Shelton is the easiest method, so you can experience the entirety of the neighborhood and the rest of New Haven on your getaway. See below to learn all that you want about car rentals in Shelton.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get an inexpensive car rental in Shelton?

If you are searching for some of the best car rental rates, then you have come to the right place. Make sure you get the most savings on your tip to Shelton by doing a few things:

  • Compare vehicle pricing before you book
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
  • Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and reserve as far in advance as you can

Before you book, make sure you read the rental policy.

What car do you suggest for Shelton?

With so many vehicle types to choose from, it may be tough to figure out which vehicle is the best for your visit. But, keep in mind the amount of driving and how many people you are traveling with. Our table below can help you choose what car is the best one for you.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Shelton?

The minimum age to rent an automobile in most cities like New Haven is 21. However, there is commonly an added charge if you or the added driver are under 25. Make sure to review the supplier's policies to know if there is an additional cost before you book.

Does the U.S.A. require car insurance?

The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage with the car rental company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through at checkout.

Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check the provider's policy before you decide.

What fuel policy should I go for in Shelton?

Most suppliers give you a full tank when you pick up your car. At, we suggest returning it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, you should fill up your tank before you return the car.

Do most suppliers offer one-way rentals in Shelton?

Many rental car companies offer one-way rentals. It may be easier to drop off your vehicle in a different city. Please note that there is typically an added fee for one-way rentals. Be sure to know the supplier's policy to know exactly how much it may cost you.

Why should I get unlimited miles in Shelton?

Many suppliers will offer unlimited miles, but you need to ensure it is part of your bundle. It's helpful to know how much you want to drive and plan your trips ahead of time. Although most rental car suppliers offer unlimited mileage, if it isn't part of your rental agreement you could face additional cost. You may need to get unlimited miles if you are hitting the open road to see all that New Haven or even Connecticut has to offer.

Are there any road trips I should take from Shelton?

Once you've checked out Shelton, you'll be happy that you have your own car. There are some worthwhile stops around New Haven that are just a drive away. There is a lot of history around regions like Shelton. You'll find 10 historical landmarks and sites in nearby New Haven. If you're a fan of history, then you can't miss places like:

  • Othniel C. Marsh House on 360 Prospect St. in New Haven
  • New Haven Green Historic District located at Bounded by Chapel, College, Elm, and and Church Sts.
  • Grove Street Cemetery found at 200 Grove St.
  • Yale University Connecticut Hall at Bounded by High, Chapel, Elm, and College Sts. in New Haven

Connecticut is full of things to do while you are on vacation. You may just have to jump into your rental and discover what is else is around the area.

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