Car rentals in Hamilton: All you need to know
A Hamilton car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Washington has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Hamilton. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Hamilton?
We always strive to get you the best price. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the true cost before you rent
- Don't rent more vehicle than you need. Typically, the smaller the car, 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 global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the 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 your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Hamilton. If you're having a little trouble deciding, 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||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Hamilton?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Hamilton is 21. Please note, there might be an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go over the terms to figure out what the exact rate is before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Hamilton?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Hamilton. Look into it before you book and, if it's required, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.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 gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. 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. Check with the rental car provider 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 usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up 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 get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Hamilton. You can drive as much as you want and not incur additional charges. Read over your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few things before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Look over your car and be 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
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, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Hamilton.