Car rentals in Kingston: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Kingston whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Kingston. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Kingston. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Kingston?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. You can:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Kingston.
What rental companies have agencies in Kingston?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Kingston?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Rhode Island city means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Kingston?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Kingston is 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 read through the terms to figure out any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Kingston?
When driving around Kingston or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
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 close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider 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 bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than 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 refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Kingston?
If you plan to check out all that Kingston and maybe even the rest of Rhode Island offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Kingston vacation, be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the car and be certain there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
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