Car rentals in Chilmark: All you need to know
A Chilmark car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Massachusetts has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Chilmark. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Chilmark?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Chilmark has to offer. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which typically cost more
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Chilmark?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look 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 Chilmark?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Chilmark. If you're having a little trouble choosing, make sure to go over our chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Chilmark||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Chilmark together||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for maneuvering around large cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Chilmark?
Normally, to rent a car in Chilmark you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go over the terms to determine what the exact price will be before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Chilmark?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some coverage; but, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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. Used a quarter 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 be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. 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 may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up 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 advise bringing it back topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before bringing the rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Chilmark and maybe even the rest of Massachusetts offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Chilmark rental car 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.