Car rentals in Bendigo: All you need to know
A Bendigo car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Victoria has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Bendigo. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Bendigo?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the variety of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Bendigo has to offer. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel 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 suppliers have outlets in Bendigo?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Bendigo?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Victoria city means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you want to travel Bendigo in style||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a bit of sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Bendigo?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Bendigo is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go through the rental agreement to discover what the total will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Bendigo?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Bendigo. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can just add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the 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 a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much gas as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full tank policy. We recommend returning it filled up. To avoid any added expenses, find a gas station before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Bendigo. You can drive as much as you like and not incur extra charges. Read over your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Bendigo adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 Bendigo rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.