Car rentals in Bath: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Bath whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Bath. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Bath. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Bath?
You're on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental by going through CarRentals.com. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Book your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might 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 suppliers have agencies in Bath?
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. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Bath?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Bath. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you need the best||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for maneuvering in big cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Bath?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Bath is 21. However, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional fees is before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Bath?
When cruising through Bath or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Bath.
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 find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||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 pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Bath?
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
Before you begin on your Bath trip, make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Bath rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.