Car rentals in Hamilton: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Hamilton whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Hamilton. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Hamilton. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Hamilton?
You're well on your way to getting the best price on your car rental with us. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Hamilton you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
- Don't rent more car than you need. Commonly, the smaller the class the lower the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Hamilton.
What rental companies have outlets in Hamilton?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
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, be sure to look over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Hamilton||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Hamilton?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Hamilton is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the terms to find what the exact fee is before you book your vehicle.
Does Hamilton require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you rent a vehicle. That said, you could already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Hamilton. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Hamilton 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 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 vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Several rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Hamilton and maybe even the rest of Massachusetts offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. 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 properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 Hamilton rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Hamilton has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Hamilton.