Car rentals in Harvard: All you need to know
A Harvard car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Massachusetts has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Harvard. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Harvard?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Harvard. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Harvard rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Harvard?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty 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 you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Harvard?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Massachusetts city means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Harvard in style||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of sightseeing and want a comfortable ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Harvard?
Normally, to rent a car in Harvard you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Does Harvard require rental car insurance?
When driving in Harvard or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find 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 collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas 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 shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range 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.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Harvard?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Harvard. You can drive as much as you want and not incur extra charges. Read over your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Harvard trip, make sure you go over a few items before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Harvard car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can suit your requirements and not break the bank.