Car rentals in Merrimac: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Merrimac whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Merrimac. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Merrimac. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Merrimac?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get the best deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Merrimac. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Book your vehicle as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they normally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Merrimac?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Merrimac?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Merrimac. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to read over the table 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 enjoy great views||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of sightseeing and want a comfortable ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Merrimac?
Normally, to rent a car in Merrimac you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to figure out any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Merrimac?
When driving around Merrimac or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a 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 are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will generally provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Merrimac.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just 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 be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a higher price 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 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 find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Merrimac?
If you wish to explore all that Merrimac and maybe even the rest of Massachusetts offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Merrimac trip, check a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the vehicle and be certain there is no dents 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Merrimac rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Merrimac has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Merrimac.