Car rentals in Martinsville: All you need to know
A Martinsville car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of New Jersey has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Martinsville. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Martinsville?
You're on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. However, to get the most savings when you travel to Martinsville you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Compare 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
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't rent more car than you need. Generally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Martinsville?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Martinsville?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Martinsville. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, make sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Martinsville?
Normally, to rent a car in Martinsville you must be at least 21. But, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go over the terms to find what any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Martinsville?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you rent a car. 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, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Martinsville. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can just add it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full tank policy. We recommend bringing your car back with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before bringing the rental. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. 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 before you leave the car rental lot on your Martinsville adventure. You should take time to:
- Look over 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
- 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). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Martinsville 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 car that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.