Car rentals in Lancashire: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Lancashire whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Lancashire. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Lancashire. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Lancashire?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the best rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Lancashire has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Lancashire.
What rental companies have retailers in Lancashire?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lancashire?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Lancashire. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you want to travel Lancashire in style||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family getaways where you need additional room||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lancashire?
Normally, to rent a car in Lancashire you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read over the terms to determine what the exact charge will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Lancashire?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance through the rental car company.Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, offer some coverage; however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
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 your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to search 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 may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full tank policy. You should get into your vehicle topped off. But, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lancashire?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Lancashire vacation, check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around the car and make sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Lancashire rental car 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.