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Cheap car rentals in Chincoteague Island, Virginia

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Car rentals in Chincoteague: All you need to know

A Chincoteague car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Virginia has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Chincoteague. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Chincoteague?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Chincoteague. You should also:

  • Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
  • Don't get more car than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Chincoteague.

What rental companies have outlets in Chincoteague?

From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Chincoteague?

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Chincoteague. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
LuxuryWhen you really want to go all out on your visit to ChincoteagueCadillac, Audi, or similar
Minivan or SUVIf you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfy rideDodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar
Economy or Compact CarWhen saving money and good gas mileage are your top prioritiesFiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Chincoteague?

Generally, to rent a car in Chincoteague you must be at least 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 review the terms to discover what the total will be before you reserve your rental.

Does Chincoteague require rental car insurance?

Insurance is always needed, wherever you're renting a car. However, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

What are the 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 search for a gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. Use as much fuel as you wish 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 costYou only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelThere will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the carThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car backYou fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Chincoteague.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.

Know before you go

Before you begin on your Chincoteague adventure, check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Check out your vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Check the trunk to determine 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city

Book your Chincoteague rental car today

Know that you can depend on a grand ride that will result in more money to spare when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Chincoteague car rental. We'll see you on the road.