Car rentals in Dorset: All you need to know
A Dorset car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Ohio has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Dorset. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Dorset?
You're on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental by reserving it through CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. You can:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine what car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Dorset.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Dorset?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Dorset?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Dorset. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Dorset||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with plenty of suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for driving around big cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Dorset?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Dorset is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to discover what the total will be before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Dorset?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Dorset rental cars?
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 the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half 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 shop around for the cheapest prices 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. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay a higher rate 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 pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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 Dorset.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Dorset rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Dorset has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Dorset.