Car rentals in Bridgeport: All you need to know
A Bridgeport 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 Ohio has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Bridgeport. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Bridgeport?
We always strive to get you the best price. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- 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 Bridgeport.
What rental companies have outlets in Bridgeport?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Bridgeport?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Bridgeport. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Bridgeport||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of sightseeing and want a comfortable ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, 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 Bridgeport?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Bridgeport is 21. However, there might be an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact charge is before you reserve your rental.
Does Bridgeport require rental car insurance?
When driving in Bridgeport or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance through the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Bridgeport.
What is the difference between all the 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 a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your automobile. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. 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 quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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 pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Many rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||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 collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your 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?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should return it with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a filling station before bringing the rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Bridgeport adventure, go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Look over the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. 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 great ride that will leave you with extra money in the bank. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Bridgeport rental car. We'll see you out here.