Car rentals in Hamilton: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to get around Hamilton whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Hamilton. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Hamilton. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Hamilton?
You're well on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental by reserving it through us. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Hamilton?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Hamilton?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Hamilton. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Montana back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with luggage and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Hamilton?
Normally, to rent a car in Hamilton you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read through the supplier's terms to find what the exact rate is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Hamilton?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Hamilton.
What is the difference between all the 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 an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want 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 pay for the fuel you use. 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 charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up 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 go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car companies give you a full tank policy. We encourage returning the car with a full tank of gas. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the vehicle. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Hamilton?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. 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
Before you begin on your Hamilton trip, be sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the 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 determine 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
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Hamilton rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can suit your needs and not break your wallet.