Car rentals in Londonderry: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Londonderry whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Londonderry. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Londonderry. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Londonderry?
You're on your way to locating the best price on your car rental with us. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. You can:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Londonderry.
What rental companies have retailers in Londonderry?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Londonderry?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Ohio city means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfortable ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for maneuvering through large cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Londonderry?
Typically, to rent a car in Londonderry you must be at least 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 review the rental agreement to find any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Londonderry?
When driving in Londonderry or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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. 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges 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. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when 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 do you recommend?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest returning it filled up. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Londonderry?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Londonderry adventure. It's important to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Londonderry car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.