Car rentals in Barrington: All you need to know
A Barrington car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Rhode Island has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Barrington. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Barrington?
We always try to get you the best price. However, you can remember a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the class the lower the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Barrington.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Barrington?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, 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 Barrington?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Barrington. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Barrington?
Usually, to rent a car in Barrington you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine what the exact fee is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Barrington?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. But there may be limitations, such as not covering larger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Barrington.
What is the fuel policy for Barrington rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for 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 get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||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 your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Barrington and maybe even the rest of Rhode Island offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Barrington. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Barrington adventure, check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your car 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
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Barrington rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Barrington has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Barrington.