Car rentals in Arusha: All you need to know
An Arusha car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Arusha. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Arusha?
You're well on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, to increase your savings on your trip to Arusha you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Arusha rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Arusha?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the 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 Arusha?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Arusha||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with a lot of bags and a need for space||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Arusha?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Arusha is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to go through the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Arusha?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We encourage a full tank policy. You receive the car with a full tank. But, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before returning the vehicle. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to explore all that Arusha offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Arusha rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Arusha has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Arusha.