Car rentals in Dublin: All you need to know
A Dublin car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of California has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Dublin. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Dublin?
You are on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, to increase your savings on your trip to Dublin you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Dublin.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Dublin?
There are around 10 rental providers to decide from in Dublin. You'll find some of the best suppliers, like Enterprise. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Dublin?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Dublin. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, be sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Dublin?
Normally, to rent a car in Dublin 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 the rental agreement to find what the exact fee will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Dublin?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, there may be limitations, such as not covering larger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Dublin.
What is the difference between all the 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 near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much gas as you wish 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Dublin and maybe even the rest of California offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Dublin. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Dublin trip, go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Dublin car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Dublin has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Dublin.