Car rentals in Hiram: All you need to know
A Hiram car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Maine has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Hiram. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Hiram?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the cheapest deals. Just enter your travel dates and go through the variety of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Hiram has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Hiram.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Hiram?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Hiram?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Maine city means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Hiram?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Hiram is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read through the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Hiram?
When driving around Hiram or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service 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 the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a higher rate 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 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 should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest bringing it back topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Hiram?
If you plan to check out all that Hiram and maybe even the rest of Maine offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Hiram adventure, make sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Hiram car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.