Car rentals in Hartford: All you need to know
A Hartford car rental gives you the opportunity 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 Iowa has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Hartford. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Hartford?
You are on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, you can remember a few things to keep your next rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Hartford.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Hartford?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Hartford?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Iowa town means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Hartford?
Typically, to rent a car in Hartford you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you book your rental.
Does Hartford require rental car insurance?
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, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Hartford. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different 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 a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. We suggest bringing your car back with a full tank of gas. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Hartford?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Hartford. You can drive as much as you want and not incur added charges. Go over your rental agreement to find out if there are any limitations.
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the car and be certain there is no dents or scratches. 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). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Hartford rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Hartford has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Hartford.