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Car rentals in Middletown: All you need to know

A Middletown 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 else the rest of California has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Middletown. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How can I get a bargain car rental in Middletown?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Middletown. You should also:

  • Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
  • Decide what car you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Middletown rental car.

What rental companies have outlets in Middletown?

From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty 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 get an idea of which one is best for you.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Middletown?

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Middletown. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVGroups or Families looking for adventure in the California back-countryFord Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar
Full SizeFor large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUVHyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar
HybridThose that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallonBMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Middletown?

Usually, to rent a car in Middletown you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go over the terms to find what the exact rate will be before you rent your vehicle.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Middletown?

When driving around Middletown or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might 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 United States. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Middletown.

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 have to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou 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 need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. 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'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off locationThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car

What fuel policy should I get?

Most rental car companies provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise returning the car topped off. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before bringing the rental. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.

Before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your Middletown vacation, be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:

  • Inspect 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
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city

Book your Middletown car rental today

Know that you can count on a grand ride that will result in more cash to spare when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Middletown rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. See you on the road.

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