Car rentals in Franklin: All you need to know
A Franklin car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Massachusetts has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Franklin. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Franklin?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Franklin?
CarRentals.com has around 12 rental providers to pick from in Franklin. You'll find some of the best providers, like Enterprise. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Franklin?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Massachusetts city means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Franklin||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfy ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for driving through busy cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Franklin?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Franklin is 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 supplier's terms to determine any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Franklin?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. But there may be limitations, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Franklin.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank 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 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?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Franklin. You can cruise wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Review your policy to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Franklin adventure. It's important to:
- Check out your car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see 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 wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Franklin car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.