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 find out what the rest of Vermont has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Bristol. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Bristol?
You're well on your way to locating the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Bristol?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Bristol?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Vermont city means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Vermont back-country||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Bristol?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Bristol is 21. However, there might be an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Go over the terms to figure out what any additional charges is before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Bristol?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a vehicle. With that said, you could already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can just include 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 need to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. 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? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||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 going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that customers 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 Bristol?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Bristol. You can cruise wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Read over your policy to see if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the rental lot on your Bristol adventure. You should:
- Look over your car and make sure there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Bristol rental car today
You know you can depend on a perfect vehicle that will leave you with cash to spare when you reserve with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Bristol rental car. We'll see you out here.