Car rentals in Bedford: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Bedford whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Bedford. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Bedford. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Bedford?
You are well on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
- Decide the car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Bedford?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Bedford?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Bedford. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Bedford in style||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bedford?
Usually, to rent a car in Bedford 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 over the rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Bedford?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you rent a vehicle. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's required, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the 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 a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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 and return the car with the tank empty. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not 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 as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise bringing your car back with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, find a filling station before returning the rental car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Bedford. You can drive as much as you like and not incur added charges. Review your policy to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Bedford adventure. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Bedford rental car today
When you reserve your Bedford rental car with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a perfect set of wheels that will result in more cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Bedford car rental. We'll see you on the road.