Car rentals in Leicester: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Leicester whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Leicester. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Leicester. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Leicester?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Leicester. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Leicester rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Leicester?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Leicester?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Massachusetts metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Leicester||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Leicester together||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for maneuvering around busy cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Leicester?
Usually, to rent a car in Leicester you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read over the terms to figure out what the exact price will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Leicester?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check 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 find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have 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 pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Ask 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 drop-off your car||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 collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that you opt for 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 Leicester?
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.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Leicester trip, make sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Leicester 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your needs and not break the bank.