Car rentals in Dover: All you need to know
A Dover car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Georgia has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Dover. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Dover?
We always strive to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. You can:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will 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 actual cost before you book
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Dover.
What rental companies have outlets in Dover?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Dover?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Dover. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, be sure to look 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 Dover||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan||Family getaways where you need additional room||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Dover?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Dover is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to find what the exact rate will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Dover?
When cruising through Dover or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Dover.
What is the fuel policy for Dover rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open 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 pick up your automobile. Use as much gas as you need and top it off when you return your car 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices 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 upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas 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 may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
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 Dover.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Dover adventure, make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Look over the vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Dover 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 who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can suit your needs and not break your wallet.