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Car rentals in Essex: All you need to know

You need a great automobile to take you around Essex whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the city and park in front of the popular restaurants in Essex. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Essex. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where do I get a bargain car rental in Essex?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Essex. You should also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
  • Book your rental as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they generally are pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have agencies in Essex?

From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Essex?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this England metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVTo take on any kind of terrain and sightseeingFord Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar
Full SizePlanning a big trip with a large group of friends or family membersInfiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar
Economy CarFor those looking to save the most on their tripFiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Essex?

Typically, to rent a car in Essex you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Go through the terms to figure out what the exact charge is before you book your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Essex?

When driving around Essex or the rest of Great Britain, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance with the rental supplier.

Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou 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 charges if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehandYou won't have to find for a gas station before you return your carThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Essex.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you plan to explore all that Essex offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Essex. Go over the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."

Before you drive off

Make sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Look over your car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city

Book your Essex car rental today

Know that you can count on a wonderful ride that will result in more extra money in the bank when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Essex rental car when you book with us. See you out here.

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