Car rentals in Glasgow: All you need to know
A Glasgow car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the region has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Glasgow. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a great deal on a rental car in Glasgow?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. But, to get the most savings on your trip to Glasgow you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Decide the vehicle you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Glasgow rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Glasgow?
There are around a dozen rental car companies in the Glasgow area. You'll find well-known companies like Ace and Enterprise and wallet-friendly suppliers like Payless and Fox. Look 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 Glasgow?
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 vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Glasgow in style||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Glasgow?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Glasgow is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional fees will be before you rent your car.
Does Glasgow require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Glasgow or the rest of Great Britain, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage through the rental supplier.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Glasgow.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station close to 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 vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay more 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 the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas 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?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Glasgow?
If you wish to see all that Glasgow offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
What are some things to do in Glasgow?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Some of Glasgow's most popular attractions are:
- The Burrell Collection
- Barras Market
- Riverside Museum
- People's Palace and Winter Gardens
Fortunately, you'll be able to drive to the one you want or visit all of them.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Glasgow trip, check a few things before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Glasgow car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Glasgow has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Glasgow.