Car rentals in Dover: All you need to know
A Dover car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Dover. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Dover?
You are on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental with us. But, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Dover.
What rental companies have retailers in Dover?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Dover?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Dover. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, 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|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of sightseeing and want a comfortable ride||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Dover?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Dover is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the terms to discover what the total will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Dover?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CAN.Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some coverage; however, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve 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. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. Use as much gas as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. 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. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||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 the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||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?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Dover offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Dover adventure, check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 radio or entertainment features. 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 car that will leave you with extra cash in the bank when you reserve with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Dover car rental. See you on the road.