Car rentals in Chester: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Chester whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Chester. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Chester. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Chester?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. But, you can remember a few things to keep your next booking affordable. You can:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Chester?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Chester?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Chester. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||If you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Chester||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|SUV||Families with plenty of suitcases and a need for space||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Chester?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Chester is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to determine what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Chester?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. But there may be limitations, like not covering large automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Chester.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your car. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just 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 pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask 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||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have 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 collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers choose 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?
If you want to see all that Chester and maybe even the rest of Illinois 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 make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Chester vacation, be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Inspect your car 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
- 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 operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Chester car rental today
Know that you can depend on a perfect set of wheels that will result in more money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your Chester rental car when you book with us. See you out here.