Car rentals in Eastford: All you need to know
An Eastford car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Connecticut has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Eastford. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Eastford?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the cheapest deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Eastford. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Eastford rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Eastford?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Eastford?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Eastford. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||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 Eastford?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Eastford 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 review the terms to find what the total will be before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Eastford?
When cruising through Eastford or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your automobile. Use as much gas as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. 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 fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when 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 do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers 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?
If you plan to see all that Eastford and maybe even the rest of Connecticut 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 be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Eastford vacation, check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over your car and make certain there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Eastford car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a great set of wheels that will leave you with extra money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Eastford rental car. See you on the road.