Car rentals in Dover: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Dover whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Dover. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Dover. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Dover?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. But, you can do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- 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 retailers in Dover?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget 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 one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Dover?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Pennsylvania town means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to go all out on your visit to Dover||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with plenty of luggage and a need for space||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Dover?
Typically, to rent a car in Dover you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to figure out any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Dover?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But there may be limitations, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Dover.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find 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 pick up your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half 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 if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with 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 more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before 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?
Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise bringing it back topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before bringing the car rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Dover?
If you want to explore all that Dover and maybe even the rest of Pennsylvania offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Dover vacation, check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work 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 with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.