Car rentals in Hartford: All you need to know
A Hartford car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of West Virginia has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Hartford. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Hartford?
You are well on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, you can remember a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Reserve your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Hartford rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Hartford?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online 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 West Virginia metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, 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. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to find what the exact fee is before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Hartford?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some coverage; but, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Hartford rental cars?
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 rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your car. Use as much gas as you need and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. 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 quarter of a tank? Then you just 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 be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several customers all over Hartford. You can drive as much as you like and not incur additional charges. Review your rental agreement to find out if there are any limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the car and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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 working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Hartford rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Hartford has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Hartford.