Car rentals in Ghent: All you need to know
A Ghent 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 find out what else the rest of New York has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Ghent. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Ghent?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Ghent. You can also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Book your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Ghent.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Ghent?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Ghent?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New York city means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you need the best||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with a lot of bags and a need for space||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Ghent?
Typically, to rent a car in Ghent you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the terms to determine what the exact fee is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Ghent?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a car. Nevertheless, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Ghent. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can just include it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a 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 get your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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 have to 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill 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. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest returning it with a full tank of gas. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before bringing the rental car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Ghent adventure. It's important to:
- Check out your car and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect 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 Ghent car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can suit your needs and not break the bank.