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Car rentals in Grand Isle: All you need to know

You need a great vehicle to take you around Grand Isle whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Grand Isle. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Grand Isle. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How do I find a bargain rental car in Grand Isle?

You are well on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental when you use us. But, you can do a couple things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
  • Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and book in advance

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Grand Isle rental car.

What rental suppliers have retailers in Grand Isle?

From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, 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 Grand Isle?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Maine city means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVThose looking for a little off-road excitementFord Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar
Full SizeFor trips where everyone needs room their suitcasesChevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar
Economy CarFor those on a tight travel budgetFiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Grand Isle?

Typically, to rent a car in Grand Isle you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go through the terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you book your car.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Grand Isle?

Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. With that said, you could already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can easily add it at checkout.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. Use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to 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 fees if you don't refill 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. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehandYou won't have to find for a gas station before you return your carYou usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Grand Isle.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

Tips before you leave the lot

Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Grand Isle adventure. It's important to:

  • Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city

Book your Grand Isle rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Grand Isle has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Grand Isle.