Car rentals in Kingston: All you need to know
A Kingston car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Washington has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Kingston. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Kingston?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. You can:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Kingston rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Kingston?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Kingston?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Kingston. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to go all out on your trip to Kingston||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Kingston together||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Kingston?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Kingston is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact rate will be before you book your rental.
Does Kingston require rental car insurance?
When driving around Kingston or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Kingston rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate 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 pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You should get your car with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. To avoid any added expenses, find a gas station before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Kingston car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.