Car rentals in Basilicata: All you need to know
A Basilicata car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of the region has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Basilicata. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Basilicata?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. But, you can do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Basilicata.
What rental companies have retailers in Basilicata?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Basilicata?
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 an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you need the best||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Basilicata together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Basilicata?
Usually, to rent a car in Basilicata you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read over the supplier's terms to discover what the exact price is before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Basilicata?
When driving in Basilicata or the rest of Italy, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage with the rental supplier.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Basilicata.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open 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 collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel 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'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should bring it back it with a full tank of gas. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before you bring your car back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Basilicata adventure, check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Basilicata car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Basilicata has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Basilicata.