Car rentals in Carlton: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Carlton whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around the region and park in front of the popular restaurants in Carlton. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Carlton. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Carlton?
We always strive to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Carlton.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Carlton?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Carlton?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Washington metropolis means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for driving in congested cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Carlton?
Generally, to rent a car in Carlton you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go through the terms to determine what any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Carlton?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some insurance on your rental; but, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open 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 car. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||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 need to pay for any gas 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 pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when 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 collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to explore all that Carlton and maybe even the rest of Washington offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Carlton adventure, be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over the car and make sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Carlton 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.