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 or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Hamilton. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Hamilton. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Hamilton?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Hamilton has to offer. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Hamilton rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Hamilton?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which 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, make sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families or groups who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Hamilton?
Generally, to rent a car in Hamilton you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go through the supplier's terms to determine what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Hamilton?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Hamilton. Look into it before you book and, if it's required, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
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 search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want 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 upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage returning it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you return the car. 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?
If you wish to see all that Hamilton and maybe even the rest of Texas offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Hamilton. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot on your Hamilton adventure. You should take time to:
- Look over the vehicle and make certain 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Hamilton rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Hamilton has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Hamilton.