Car rentals in Greenwich: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Greenwich whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Greenwich. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Greenwich. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Greenwich?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they commonly are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Greenwich.
What rental companies have outlets in Greenwich?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. 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 Greenwich?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Ohio town means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Ohio back-country||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Greenwich?
Typically, to rent a car in Greenwich you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact fee is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Greenwich?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Greenwich.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. You can 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 cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up 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. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more 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 collect the vehicle, and you won'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 fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle topped off. If you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before bringing the car rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Greenwich and maybe even the rest of Ohio offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Greenwich vacation, check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Greenwich rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.