Car rentals in Ashford: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Ashford whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Ashford. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Ashford. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Ashford?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. However, to increase your savings when you travel to Ashford you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they generally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Ashford?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Ashford?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Washington city means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Ashford in style||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV||Big groups that need room for all their luggage||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Ashford?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Ashford is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out any additional charges is before you book your car.
Does Ashford require rental car insurance?
When driving around Ashford or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Ashford rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open 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 collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid 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 be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest bringing your car back with a full tank of gas. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the rental car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to check out all that Ashford and maybe even the rest of Washington offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Ashford. Review the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Ashford vacation, check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Inspect your car and make certain there is no dents or scratches. 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
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Ashford rental car today
Know that you can depend on a perfect car that will leave you with money to spare when you reserve your Ashford rental car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Ashford rental car. We'll see you on the road.