Car rentals in Bowdoinham: All you need to know
A Bowdoinham car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Maine has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Bowdoinham. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Bowdoinham?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the variety of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Bowdoinham. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they usually are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Bowdoinham rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Bowdoinham?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Bowdoinham?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Maine metropolis means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Bowdoinham||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV||Big groups that need room for all their luggage||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bowdoinham?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Bowdoinham is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the terms to figure out what the exact price is before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Bowdoinham?
When cruising through Bowdoinham or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance through the rental agency. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Bowdoinham.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have 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 pick up your car. Use as much gas as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 won't pay more than local fuel 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||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas 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 fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Bowdoinham?
If you want to check out all that Bowdoinham and maybe even the rest of Maine offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Bowdoinham adventure, check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Bowdoinham car rental today
Know that you can depend on a perfect car that will leave you with cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Bowdoinham rental car. We'll see you around town.