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'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Tennessee has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Dover. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find 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 lower price on your upcoming rental. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine the car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Dover?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Dover?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Tennessee metropolis means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Dover||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV||Families with a lot of bags and a need for space||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for driving through big cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Dover?
Usually, to rent a car in Dover you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to figure out what the total is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Dover?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure 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 near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill 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. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||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 the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several clients all over Dover. You can drive wherever you like without incurring extra charges. Read over your rental agreement to see if there are mileage limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Dover trip, be sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. 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 are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can suit your needs and not break the bank.