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 trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Chester. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Chester. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Chester?
We always try to get you the best rate. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they generally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Chester rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Chester?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan 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 activities you want to do in Chester. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families or groups who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for maneuvering through busy cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Chester?
Typically, to rent a car in Chester you must be at least 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 review the rental agreement to discover any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Chester?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Chester.
What is the fuel policy for Chester rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your car. Use as much gas as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the provider 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||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest 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.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Chester?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Chester trip, be sure you check a few items before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the car and make sure there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note 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 Chester car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Chester has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Chester.