Car rentals in Ndola: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Ndola whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Ndola. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Ndola. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Ndola?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Ndola has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Ndola?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Ndola?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Ndola. 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|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking around congested cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Ndola?
Usually, to rent a car in Ndola you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under 25 or for higher category cars. Go through the supplier's terms to find what the exact price will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Ndola?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Many credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Ndola.
What is the fuel policy for Ndola rental cars?
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 your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. 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 cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We recommend a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank. To avoid any added expenses, find a filling station before returning the rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Ndola?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several customers all over Ndola. You can drive as much as you want without incurring extra charges. Review your policy to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Ndola vacation, check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Ndola rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Ndola has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Ndola.