Car rentals in Derby: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Derby whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Derby. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Derby. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a great deal on a rental car in Derby?
We always strive to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. Be sure to:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the true cost before you rent
- Decide the vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Derby rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Derby?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Derby?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Derby. If you're having a little trouble deciding, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you need the best||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Derby together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Derby?
Normally, to rent a car in Derby you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Go over the terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Derby?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. But there may be limitations, such as not covering large vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Derby.
Are there 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 find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. 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. 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that you 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 Derby?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is 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 operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Derby rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Derby has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Derby.