Car rentals in Berlin: All you need to know
A Berlin car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of North Dakota has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Berlin. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Berlin?
You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental when you use us. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will 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
- Don't rent more car than you'll need. Normally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Berlin?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Berlin?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Berlin. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to look over the chart below. We have 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|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable ride||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Berlin?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Berlin is 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 book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Berlin?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a vehicle. Nevertheless, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can easily add it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. 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 half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Berlin.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Berlin?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. 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 Berlin vacation, check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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 operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Berlin rental car today
You know you can depend on a grand vehicle that will leave you with extra money to spare when you reserve with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Berlin car rental. We'll see you out here.