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Car rentals in Machias: All you need to know

You need a great car to get around Machias whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Machias. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Machias. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How can I get a bargain rental car in Machias?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the cheapest deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Machias has to offer. You should also:

  • Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
  • Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you will know the actual cost before you book
  • Don't get more car than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the class the lower the rate

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Machias?

From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Machias?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New York town means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVTo take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great viewsFord Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar
Full SizeIf you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfortable rideChevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar
HybridThose that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economyBMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Machias?

Usually, to rent a car in Machias you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go through the supplier's terms to determine what any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Machias?

Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Machias.

What is the fuel policy for Machias rental cars?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra feesYou 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 fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off locationYou usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving

What fuel policy should I get?

Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Machias?

If you wish to explore all that Machias and maybe even the rest of New York offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Machias. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Before you leave the lot

Make sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:

  • Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. 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, 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 unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city

Book your Machias car rental today

Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can suit your requirement and not break your wallet.