Car rentals in Bar Harbor: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Bar Harbor whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Bar Harbor. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Bar Harbor. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Bar Harbor?
We always strive to get you the best rate. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Bar Harbor?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Bar Harbor?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Bar Harbor. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Bar Harbor||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with plenty of bags and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, 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 Bar Harbor?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Bar Harbor 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 go through the supplier's terms to figure out what the total is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Bar Harbor?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's required, you can simply 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 need to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay 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 fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers offer 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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 Bar Harbor.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. 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 out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Bar Harbor adventure. You should take time to:
- Inspect 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Bar Harbor car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Bar Harbor has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Bar Harbor.