Car rentals in Manchester: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Manchester whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around the region and park in front of the best restaurants in Manchester. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Manchester. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Manchester?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get the cheapest deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Manchester has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Manchester.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Manchester?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Manchester?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Maryland metropolis 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||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Manchester?
Typically, to rent a car in Manchester 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 read through the supplier's terms to discover any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Manchester?
When cruising through Manchester or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Manchester.
What is the fuel policy for Manchester 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 a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We recommend a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the rental. 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 Manchester?
If you want to check out all that Manchester and maybe even the rest of Maryland offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Manchester adventure. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle and be sure there is no damage 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Manchester car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Manchester has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Manchester.