Car rentals in Kirkwall: All you need to know
A Kirkwall car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the region has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Kirkwall. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Kirkwall?
We always strive to get you the best deal. However, you can remember a few things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Book your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Kirkwall rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Kirkwall?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Kirkwall?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Kirkwall. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families or groups who want comfort and have safety as a top priority||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, 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 Kirkwall?
Normally, to rent a car in Kirkwall you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Go through the terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Kirkwall?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a car. Nevertheless, you could already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Kirkwall. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
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 find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. 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 upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Kirkwall. You can drive wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Be sure to read your rental agreement to discover if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Kirkwall trip, be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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 wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Kirkwall car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Kirkwall has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Kirkwall.