Car rentals in Augusta: All you need to know
An Augusta car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Maine has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Augusta. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Augusta?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Augusta has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Augusta?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Augusta?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Maine town means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Augusta in style||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Family vacations where you need the extra room||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Augusta?
Usually, to rent a car in Augusta you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Augusta?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Augusta.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your car. Use as much fuel as you wish 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 quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges 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. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We recommend a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you should return it with a full tank of gas. For a cheaper rate, find a filling station before bringing the rental car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Augusta and maybe even the rest of Maine offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Augusta vacation, make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any dents 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
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Augusta rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Augusta has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Augusta.