Car rentals in Hartford: All you need to know
A Hartford 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 else the rest of New Brunswick has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Hartford. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Hartford?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- 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 companies have agencies in Hartford?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which 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 New Brunswick town means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Hartford||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Hartford?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Hartford 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 total will be before you book your rental.
Does Hartford require rental car insurance?
When driving around Hartford or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance through the rental supplier.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won'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 get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Hartford?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Hartford vacation, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the car and make sure there is no damage 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
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Hartford rental car today
When you reserve your Hartford rental car with CarRentals.com, you can count on a perfect set of wheels that will leave you with cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Hartford rental car when you book with us. We'll see you on the road.