Car rentals in Boothbay Harbor: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Boothbay Harbor whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Boothbay Harbor. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Boothbay Harbor. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Boothbay Harbor?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Boothbay Harbor.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Boothbay Harbor?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Boothbay Harbor?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Maine town means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Boothbay Harbor||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Boothbay Harbor together||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Boothbay Harbor?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Boothbay Harbor 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 through the supplier's terms to figure out any additional fees will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Boothbay Harbor?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some coverage, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
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 have to search for a gas station close to 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. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary 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 pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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 Boothbay Harbor.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. 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 get started on your Boothbay Harbor trip, make sure you check a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Boothbay Harbor 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 vehicle that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.