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Car rentals in Colonial Beach: All you need to know

You need a great car to get around Colonial Beach whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Colonial Beach. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Colonial Beach. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Colonial Beach?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the best deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Colonial Beach. 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 the car of your choice and save more
  • Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the total cost before you book
  • Don't get more vehicle than you need. Normally, the smaller the car, the lower the rate

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have retailers in Colonial Beach?

From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the 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 Colonial Beach?

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Colonial Beach. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVThose looking for a little off-road excitementBMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar
Full SizeFor trips where everyone needs room their luggageHyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar
Compact CarWhen saving money is a top priorityFiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Colonial Beach?

Generally, to rent a car in Colonial Beach you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact fee is before you book your car.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Colonial Beach?

When cruising through Colonial Beach or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will typically cover your car rental. 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 Colonial Beach.

What is the fuel policy for Colonial Beach rental cars?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off locationYou usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car

What fuel policy do you recommend?

At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should return it with a full tank. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before you bring it back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Colonial Beach?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Before you drive off

Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:

  • Walk around the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Check 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Colonial Beach rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Colonial Beach has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Colonial Beach.