Car rentals in Cambridge: All you need to know
A Cambridge car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Idaho has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Cambridge. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Cambridge?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and go through the variety of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Cambridge has to offer. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- 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 Cambridge.
What rental companies have outlets in Cambridge?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Cambridge?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Cambridge. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, be sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories 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||Families with bags and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Cambridge?
Typically, to rent a car in Cambridge you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the terms to determine what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Cambridge?
When driving around Cambridge or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will generally offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Cambridge.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. Use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay 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. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching 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 may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Cambridge.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cambridge?
If you want to explore all that Cambridge and maybe even the rest of Idaho offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Cambridge. Review the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Cambridge trip, go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any 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
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Cambridge car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.