Car rentals in Bridgeport: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Bridgeport whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around the region and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Bridgeport. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Bridgeport. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Bridgeport?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. However, you can do a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Bridgeport?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Bridgeport?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Bridgeport. If you're having difficulty choosing, 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 or Minivan||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bridgeport?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Bridgeport 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 over the supplier's terms to determine what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Bridgeport?
When driving in Bridgeport or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Bridgeport rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. Use as much gas as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas 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 fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend 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.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Bridgeport?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Bridgeport. You can drive as much as you like and not incur added charges. Read over your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Bridgeport vacation, check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. 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 inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Bridgeport rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.