Car rentals in Hampstead: All you need to know
A Hampstead car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of New Hampshire has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Hampstead. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Hampstead?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Hampstead has to offer. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Hampstead?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Hampstead?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Hampstead. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Hampstead||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfy ride||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Hampstead?
Generally, to rent a car in Hampstead you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to figure out what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Hampstead?
When cruising through Hampstead or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance with the rental supplier. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Hampstead.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||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 fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges 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. Ask the rental car 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||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Hampstead and maybe even the rest of New Hampshire offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Hampstead. Review the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Hampstead rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Hampstead has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Hampstead.