Car rentals in Dunedin: All you need to know
A Dunedin car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Florida has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Dunedin. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a bargain car rental in Dunedin?
You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental by reserving it through us. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Book your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they commonly are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Dunedin rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Dunedin?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Dunedin?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Florida city means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you really want to treat yourself on your visit to Dunedin||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Dunedin?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Dunedin is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to discover any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Dunedin require rental car insurance?
When driving around Dunedin or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage with the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Dunedin.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. 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||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you want and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest that you opt for 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?
If you plan to explore all that Dunedin and maybe even the rest of Florida offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Dunedin car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Dunedin has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Dunedin.