Car rentals in Hamilton: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Hamilton whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Hamilton. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Hamilton. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Hamilton?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the list of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Hamilton has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Hamilton.
What rental companies have retailers in Hamilton?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Hamilton?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Hamilton. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Hamilton in style||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with a lot of bags and a need for space||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Hamilton?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Hamilton is 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact price will be before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Hamilton?
When cruising through Hamilton or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will generally offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Hamilton.
What are the 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 find an open 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 collect your automobile. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest 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'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the provider 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 bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that customers opt for 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 Hamilton?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Hamilton. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring additional charges. Be sure to read your policy to see if there are mileage limitations.
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Hamilton adventure. It's important to:
- Walk around your car and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Hamilton car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Hamilton has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Hamilton.