Car rentals in Derby: All you need to know
A Derby car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of New Brunswick has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Derby. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Derby?
You are on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental with us. However, to get the most savings on your trip to Derby you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare daily and weekly 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
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the true cost before you rent
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't rent 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 Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Derby?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New Brunswick city means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Derby||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Derby together||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Derby?
Normally, to rent a car in Derby you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go through the rental agreement to determine what the exact charge will be before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Derby?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a vehicle. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is required, you can just add it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won'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 need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You should get into your automobile with a full tank, and you should return it with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the rental car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Derby?
If you want to check out all that Derby offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Derby. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. 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 inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Derby car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.