Car rentals in Caribou: All you need to know
A Caribou 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 else the rest of Maine has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Caribou. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Caribou?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming rental. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Caribou rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Caribou?
From global names like National and Hertz 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 one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Caribou?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Caribou. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Caribou?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Caribou is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you book your rental.
Does Caribou require rental car insurance?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some insurance on your rental; however, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas 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 find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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 Caribou.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Caribou?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Caribou. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring added charges. Review your policy to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Caribou 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 rental that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.