Car rentals in Manchester: All you need to know
A Manchester car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Pennsylvania has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Manchester. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I get a bargain car rental in Manchester?
You're well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental with us. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Manchester rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Manchester?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Manchester?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Manchester. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Manchester?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Manchester is 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional fees is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Manchester?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you rent a vehicle. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Manchester. Look into it before you book and, if it is required, you can easily add it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find 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 collect your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees 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. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when 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 shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We encourage a full tank policy. You should get your car with a full tank. If you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Manchester?
If you wish to see all that Manchester and maybe even the rest of Pennsylvania offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Manchester. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few things before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Inspect the vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- 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 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 Manchester rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Manchester has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Manchester.