Car rentals in Exeter: All you need to know
An Exeter car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Rhode Island has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Exeter. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Exeter?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Exeter has to offer. You can also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Exeter?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Exeter?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Exeter. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Exeter?
Normally, to rent a car in Exeter you must be at least 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category cars. Go over the terms to figure out what the exact charge will be before you rent your car.
Does Exeter require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some coverage, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
Are there 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 the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. 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 be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||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 collect 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 can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
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?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Exeter. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring extra charges. Review your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Exeter car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Exeter has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Exeter.