Car rentals in Lecce: All you need to know
A Lecce car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of the area has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Lecce. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Lecce?
We always strive to get you the best rate. But, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Book your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Lecce?
There are around a half-dozen rental car suppliers to pick from in Lecce. You'll find some of the best brands, like Hertz. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lecce?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Lecce. If you're having a little trouble deciding, be sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Lecce?
Normally, to rent a car in Lecce you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact rate is before you book your rental.
Does Lecce require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Lecce or the rest of Italy, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open 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 vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate 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 need to fill the tank back up before 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 shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that you choose 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 some sightseeing or visit several customers all over Lecce. You can cruise wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Be sure to read your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Lecce vacation, check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Lecce rental car today
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