Car rentals in Kensington: All you need to know
A Kensington car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Maryland has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Kensington. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Kensington?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Kensington. You can also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Kensington?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Kensington?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Maryland town means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with luggage and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Kensington?
Typically, to rent a car in Kensington you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to find what the total is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Kensington?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a car. With that said, you could already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
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 find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your car. 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 need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices 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 pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||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 your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend 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 Kensington?
If you plan to check out all that Kensington and maybe even the rest of Maryland offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is 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
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Kensington car rental today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a perfect car that will result in more money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Kensington car rental. See you around town.