Car rentals in Kent: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to get around Kent whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Kent. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Kent. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Kent?
We always strive to get you the best deal. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you rent
- Don't rent more vehicle than you need. Normally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Kent?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Kent?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Kent. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable ride||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Kent?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Kent is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to find what the exact rate is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Kent?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for 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 Discover, provide some coverage; however, there may be restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
Are there 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 a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car. 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 fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel 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 of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price 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 don'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 find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We encourage returning your car with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the rental. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Kent?
If you wish to see all that Kent and maybe even the rest of Minnesota 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 make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Kent adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your vehicle and make certain there is no 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
- 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
- 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 region
Book your Kent rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Kent has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Kent.