Car rentals in Chatham: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Chatham whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Chatham. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Chatham. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Chatham?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Be sure to:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't rent more car than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Chatham.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Chatham?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Chatham?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Chatham. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Chatham in style||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfy ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Chatham?
Normally, to rent a car in Chatham you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Go over the terms to discover what the exact fee will be before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Chatham?
Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. However, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those 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 conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
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 have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you need 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 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Chatham. You can drive as much as you want without incurring added charges. Read over your rental agreement to find out if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. 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
- 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 unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Chatham rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can fit your needs and not break the bank.