Car rentals in Midrand: All you need to know
A Midrand car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the area has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Midrand. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Midrand?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, to increase your savings on your trip to Midrand you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the total cost before you book
- Determine what vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Midrand?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Midrand?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Midrand. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Midrand?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Midrand is 21. But, there might be an added fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read over the supplier's terms to find what any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Midrand?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you rent a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Midrand. Check in advance and, if it is required, you can just add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station near 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 vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have 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 pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. 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 Midrand.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several clients all over Midrand. You can drive as much as you want and not incur additional charges. Be sure to read your policy to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Midrand trip, be sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, 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, 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 Midrand car rental 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. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can align with your requirement and not break your wallet.