Car rentals in Ireland: All you need to know
An Ireland car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of West Virginia has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Ireland. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Ireland?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Ireland has to offer. You can also:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Ireland?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Ireland?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this West Virginia metropolis means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who want comfort and have safety as a top priority||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Ireland?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Ireland is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to go over the supplier's terms to find any additional fees is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Ireland?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some coverage; however, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Ireland rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have 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 get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 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 and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your 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 do you recommend?
We usually recommend that customers choose 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 Ireland?
If you plan to check out all that Ireland and maybe even the rest of West Virginia offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Ireland. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Ireland trip, make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Walk around the car and be certain there is no 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 both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Ireland rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can suit your requirements and not break the bank.