Car rentals in Messina: All you need to know
A Messina car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Messina. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Messina?
You're on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental with us. But, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of 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 Messina.
What rental companies have retailers in Messina?
CarRentals.com has around six rental car suppliers to pick from in Messina. You'll find some of the best suppliers, like Avis. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Messina?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Messina in style||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Sizable groups that need room for all their luggage||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Messina?
Usually, to rent a car in Messina you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go over the terms to determine what any additional fees will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Messina require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Messina or the rest of Italy, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage with the rental agency.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Messina.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas 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 end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel 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. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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 Messina.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Messina?
If you plan to check out all that Messina offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Messina trip, be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and make 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Messina rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can align with your needs and not break your wallet.