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Car rentals in Dorchester: All you need to know

You need a great vehicle to take you around Dorchester whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Dorchester. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Dorchester. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

Where can I find a bargain rental car in Dorchester?

You're well on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental by going through us. But, you can remember a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:

  • Compare all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Educate yourself on any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you will know the true cost before you book
  • Determine what vehicle you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have outlets in Dorchester?

From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Dorchester?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Dorchester. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVThose looking for a little off-road adventureFord Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar
Full SizeFor trips where everyone needs room their luggageInfiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar
Compact CarWhen saving money is a top priorityChevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Dorchester?

Normally, to rent a car in Dorchester you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the terms to determine any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Dorchester?

Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some insurance on your rental; however, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.

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 a gas station close to your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't have to search for a gas station before you return your carYou might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car backYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car

What fuel policy should I get?

Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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 Dorchester.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Dorchester. You can drive wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Read over your policy to see if there are mileage restrictions.

Before you drive off

Before you get started on your Dorchester vacation, check a few things before you leave the lot. You should:

  • Look over your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note 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 Dorchester car rental today

When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a wonderful vehicle that will leave you with cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Dorchester car rental. We'll see you out here.