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Car rentals in Wilmington: All you need to know

You need a great car to get around Wilmington whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around the region and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Wilmington. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Wilmington. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Wilmington?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Wilmington. You can also:

  • Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
  • Book your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they commonly are more expensive
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Wilmington.

What rental companies have outlets in Wilmington?

CarRentals.com has around 25 rental car companies that you can choose from. We have budget-friendly names like Payless and Fox and global ones like Advantage and Hertz. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Wilmington?

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

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Wilmington?

Generally, to rent a car in Wilmington you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read through the supplier's terms to find what the exact fee will be before you reserve your rental.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Wilmington?

Insurance is mandatory, wherever you rent a car. Nevertheless, you might already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Wilmington. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can easily add it at checkout.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

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

You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

We usually advise that customers 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.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Wilmington. You can drive as much as you like without incurring extra charges. Read over your rental agreement to see if there are mileage limitations.

Before you drive off

Make sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:

  • Check out the car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Wilmington rental car 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can align with your needs and not break the bank.

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