Car rentals in Hampton: All you need to know
A Hampton car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Ontario has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Hampton. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Hampton?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Hampton has to offer. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Hampton rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Hampton?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Hampton?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Ontario city means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Hampton?
Normally, to rent a car in Hampton you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to find what the total will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Hampton?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Many credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Hampton.
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 need to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices 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 provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to explore all that Hampton offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Hampton. Go over the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Hampton vacation, check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Hampton car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Hampton has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Hampton.