Car rentals in Bristol: All you need to know
A Bristol car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of England has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Bristol. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Bristol?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Bristol. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Bristol?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Bristol?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Bristol. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Bristol in style||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeing||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Bristol?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Bristol is 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact price is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Bristol?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you could already be covered 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 to your booking for Bristol. Check in advance and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the 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 get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you 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 can fill up at any station you want 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 when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at 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 refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Bristol?
If you plan to explore all that Bristol offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Bristol. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Bristol adventure. You should:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Bristol rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a perfect car that will result in more extra cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Bristol rental car when you book with us. We'll see you out here.