Car rentals in Carlisle: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Carlisle whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Carlisle. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Carlisle. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Carlisle?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Carlisle has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Carlisle?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Carlisle?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Carlisle. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to go all out on your vacation to Carlisle||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Sizable groups that need room for all their bags||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Carlisle?
Usually, to rent a car in Carlisle you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read through the terms to discover what any additional fees will be before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Carlisle?
When driving around Carlisle or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental supplier. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Carlisle.
What is the fuel policy for Carlisle rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider 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 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 your vehicle, and you don'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 need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest that you choose 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 Carlisle?
If you plan to see all that Carlisle and maybe even the rest of Massachusetts offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Carlisle adventure, check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scratches. If so, 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 to your liking, and figure out 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 unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Carlisle rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Carlisle has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Carlisle.