Car rentals in Hampshire: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Hampshire whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Hampshire. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Hampshire. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Hampshire?
You are on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. However, to increase your savings on your trip to Hampshire you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Hampshire.
What rental companies have outlets in Hampshire?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Hampshire?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Hampshire. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Family trips where you need the extra room||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Hampshire?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Hampshire is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to discover what the exact price is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Hampshire?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Hampshire. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the 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||The tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. 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'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. 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 drop-off your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Hampshire.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to explore all that Hampshire offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Hampshire. Review the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Hampshire trip, go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time 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
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Hampshire car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can fit your needs and not break the bank.