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Car rentals in Ararat: All you need to know

You need a great car to take you around Ararat whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the region and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Ararat. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Ararat. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

Where do I find a bargain rental car in Ararat?

You're well on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:

  • Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
  • Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental

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

What rental companies have outlets in Ararat?

From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.

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

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

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVPerfect for families who want comfort and to fit in all their luggageBMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar
Full SizeNeed extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUVInfiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar
HybridThose looking for a fuel-efficient vehicleToyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Ararat?

Generally, to rent a car in Ararat you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to find what any additional fees is before you rent your vehicle.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Ararat?

Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. However, you could already be covered 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 Ararat. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can easily add it at checkout.

What is the fuel policy for Ararat rental cars?

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 your rental car supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. Use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill 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 offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your carYou might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip

What fuel policy should I get?

We suggest a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a gas station before you bring your car back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers 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

Be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Ararat adventure. It's worth the time to:

  • Walk around 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
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area

Book your Ararat car rental today

When you book with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a great car that will result in more cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your Ararat rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. See you out here.

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