Car rentals in Block Island: All you need to know
A Block Island car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Rhode Island has to offer. We've collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Block Island. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Block Island?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get the best deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Block Island has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Decide what car you'll need for your trip. Don't get 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 outlets in Block Island?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Block Island?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Block Island. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with suitcases and a need for space||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Block Island?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Block Island is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to find any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Does Block Island require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, 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 cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Block Island. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can just include it at checkout.
What are the 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 a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your car. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just 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 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. Check with the rental car 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 collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise 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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to explore all that Block Island and maybe even the rest of Rhode Island offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Block Island adventure, make sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Block Island rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a perfect ride that will result in more money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Block Island rental car. We'll see you out here.