Car rentals in Dover: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Dover whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Dover. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Dover. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I find a bargain car rental in Dover?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your car rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they usually are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Dover rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Dover?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Dover?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Dover. If you're having a little trouble deciding, be sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you really want to go all out on your visit to Dover||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Dover together||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeing||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Dover?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Dover is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to find what the exact charge is before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Dover?
When driving around Dover or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage with the rental supplier. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will typically cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Dover.
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 need to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need 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 get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We encourage a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you should return it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Dover?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Dover car rental today
Know that you can depend on a perfect set of wheels that will result in more cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Dover car rental. We'll see you around town.