Car rentals in Aberdeen: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Aberdeen whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the region and park in front of the popular restaurants in Aberdeen. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Aberdeen. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Aberdeen?
You are well on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental with us. However, to get the most savings on your trip to Aberdeen you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Book your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Aberdeen?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look 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 Aberdeen?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Aberdeen. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you deserve the best||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfortable ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Aberdeen?
Normally, to rent a car in Aberdeen you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Aberdeen?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you rent a vehicle. However, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Aberdeen. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can just include it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. Use as much petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Aberdeen.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Aberdeen?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Aberdeen. You can drive wherever you want and not incur extra charges. Review your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Aberdeen trip, check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Aberdeen rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.