Car rentals in Berkshire: All you need to know
A Berkshire car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Massachusetts has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Berkshire. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Berkshire?
You are on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine what car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Berkshire?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Berkshire?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Massachusetts metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Berkshire?
Normally, to rent a car in Berkshire 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 supplier's terms to find what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Berkshire?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Berkshire.
What are the different fuel policies?
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 near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you need 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 need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your 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 your 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 need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We advise a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should return it topped off. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Berkshire?
If you wish to explore all that Berkshire and maybe even the rest of Massachusetts offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Berkshire. Go over the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Berkshire adventure, go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the 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
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Berkshire rental car today
When you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a perfect ride that will result in more money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your Berkshire rental car when you book with us. See you out here.