Car rentals in Montpellier: All you need to know
A Montpellier car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of the area has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Montpellier. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Montpellier?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. However, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Montpellier rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Montpellier?
There are around 16 car rental suppliers in the Montpellier area. You'll find well-known companies like Hertz and Enterprise and wallet-friendly suppliers like Dollar and Thrifty. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Montpellier?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Montpellier. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you want to travel Montpellier in style||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Montpellier together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Montpellier?
Typically, to rent a car in Montpellier you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read through the terms to find what any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Montpellier?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. However, 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, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Montpellier. 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 find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply 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 pay 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 provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than 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 refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Montpellier offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Montpellier. Review the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Montpellier adventure. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Montpellier rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can suit your requirements and not break the bank.