Car rentals in Manchester: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Manchester whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around the city and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Manchester. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Manchester. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Manchester?
We always strive to get you the best rate. However, to increase your savings when you travel to Manchester you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Manchester.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Manchester?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, 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 Manchester?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Manchester. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the England back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfortable ride||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Manchester?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Manchester is 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to discover what the exact fee will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Manchester?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance through the rental car company.Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some coverage; but, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Manchester rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for 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 collect your car. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have 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 do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Manchester.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to explore all that Manchester offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Manchester adventure. It's important to:
- Inspect your vehicle 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
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Manchester car rental 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 who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can suit your needs and not break the bank.