Car rentals in Hertfordshire: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Hertfordshire whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around the region and park in front of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Hertfordshire. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Hertfordshire?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Hertfordshire has to offer. You can also:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they normally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Hertfordshire.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Hertfordshire?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like National and Enterprise, 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Hertfordshire?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Hertfordshire. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with luggage and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Hertfordshire?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Hertfordshire is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Hertfordshire?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance through the rental car company.Several credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. But there may be limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Hertfordshire.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices 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 when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive 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 your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that you choose 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 want to explore all that Hertfordshire offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Hertfordshire. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 Hertfordshire car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Hertfordshire has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Hertfordshire.