Car rentals in Cochin: All you need to know
A Cochin car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Cochin. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a great deal on a rental car in Cochin?
We always try to get you the best price. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Cochin.
What rental companies have retailers in Cochin?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget 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 one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Cochin?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Cochin. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking around large cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Cochin?
Normally, to rent a car in Cochin you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Cochin?
Insurance is required, no matter where you rent a vehicle. That said, you could already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Cochin. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||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 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 pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up 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 won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice 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 Cochin.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Cochin. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring added charges. Make sure to read your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Cochin adventure, be sure you go over a few items 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 scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Cochin car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Cochin has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Cochin.