Car rentals in Chester: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Chester whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Chester. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Chester. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Chester?
You are on your way to locating the best price on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. But, to get the most savings on your trip to Chester you can do a few things. 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. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
- Determine what vehicle you'll need for your vacation. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Chester?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Chester?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Chester. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Chester together||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Chester?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Chester is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact fee will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Chester?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Chester.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. Use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car. 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying 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 get the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. We suggest bringing it back topped off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Chester?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several clients all over Chester. You can drive wherever you want and not incur extra charges. Read over your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the car and make certain there is no dents 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Chester car rental 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. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your needs and not break the bank.