Car rentals in Hopkins: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Hopkins whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Hopkins. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Hopkins. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Hopkins?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Hopkins. You should also:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the total cost before you book
- Don't rent more car than you'll need. Typically, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Hopkins.
What rental companies have agencies in Hopkins?
In Hopkins, CarRentals.com has 3 rental car companies to choose from, like Avis. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Hopkins?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Hopkins. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with bags and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Hopkins?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Hopkins is 21. Please note, there might be an additional fee if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go through the terms to find what the exact rate is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Hopkins?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some insurance on your rental; but, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply 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 or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage bringing your car back topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before bringing the rental. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to check out all that Hopkins and maybe even the rest of Minnesota offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Hopkins car rental today
You know you can count on a wonderful vehicle that will leave you with extra money in the bank when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Hopkins rental car. See you out here.