Car rentals in Delaware: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Delaware whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Delaware. We've gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Delaware. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Delaware?
You're well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with us. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Delaware.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Delaware?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look 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 Delaware?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Oklahoma city means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Delaware||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|SUV||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Delaware?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Delaware is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read over the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Delaware require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Delaware or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 need to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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. Some rental car companies offer 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 return your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend 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 Delaware?
If you plan to check out all that Delaware and maybe even the rest of Oklahoma offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over the car and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Delaware car rental 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 rental car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.