Car rentals in Houlton: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Houlton whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Houlton. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Houlton. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Houlton?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the variety of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Houlton has to offer. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Houlton?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar 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 Houlton?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Wisconsin city means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||If you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Houlton||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with a lot of bags and a need for space||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Houlton?
Usually, to rent a car in Houlton you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out any additional fees is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Houlton?
When driving around Houlton or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa 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. Check the 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 need to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to 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 pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay more 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 pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers 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.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Houlton?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Houlton. You can drive wherever you want without incurring added charges. Be sure to read your policy to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Houlton adventure, make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Houlton rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can count on a wonderful vehicle that will leave you with extra cash in the bank. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Houlton rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you around town.