Car rentals in Gent: All you need to know
A Gent car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Gent. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Gent?
We always try to get you the best price. But, to increase your savings on your trip to Gent you can do a few things. You can:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Reserve your rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Gent rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Gent?
In Gent, we have a few rental companies to pick from, like Budget. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Gent?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Gent. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to look over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Everyone who wants to travel Gent in style||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Gent together||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Gent?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Gent is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to find any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Gent?
When cruising through Gent or the rest of Belgium, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all 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 you while traveling through BEL.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. But 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 Gent.
What is the difference between all the 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 car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel 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 pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your 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?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. 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 great option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Gent. You can drive as much as you like and not incur additional charges. Go over your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Gent adventure, check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Gent rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a wonderful set of wheels that will result in more extra cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Gent car rental. We'll see you out here.