Car rentals in Giessen: All you need to know
A Giessen car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Giessen. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Giessen?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the cheapest rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Giessen has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Giessen.
What rental companies have outlets in Giessen?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Giessen?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking around busy cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Giessen?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Giessen is 21. Please note, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact fee will be before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Giessen?
When driving around Giessen or the rest of Germany, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through DEU.
Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Giessen rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price 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 pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Giessen offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Giessen adventure. You should take time to:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Giessen car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Giessen has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Giessen.