Car rentals in Bridgeport: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Bridgeport whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Bridgeport. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Bridgeport. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Bridgeport?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Bridgeport rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Bridgeport?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Bridgeport?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Bridgeport. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfortable ride||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bridgeport?
Typically, to rent a car in Bridgeport you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to discover what the total will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Bridgeport?
Insurance is required, no matter where you rent a vehicle. However, you might already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can easily include it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car. 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We advise a full to full policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. For a cheaper rate, find a gas station before you bring your car back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Bridgeport?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Bridgeport adventure. You should:
- Check out the car and make sure there is no 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Bridgeport rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can count on a perfect ride that will leave you with cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Bridgeport car rental. We'll see you on the road.