Car rentals in Nantes: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Nantes whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Nantes. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Nantes. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I find a bargain car rental in Nantes?
You are well on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental when you use us. But, to get the most savings when you travel to Nantes you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly 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 retailers in Nantes?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Nantes?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Nantes. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Nantes?
Usually, to rent a car in Nantes you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read through the supplier's terms to determine any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Nantes?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental.Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
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 have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas 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 fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several clients all over Nantes. You can cruise as much as you want and not incur added charges. Go over your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Nantes adventure. It's important to:
- Check out the car and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. 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 jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Nantes rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Nantes has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Nantes.