Car rentals in New Bedford: All you need to know
A New Bedford car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Massachusetts has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in New Bedford. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in New Bedford?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. But, you can do a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make sure to:
- 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 fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you rent
- Decide the car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in New Bedford?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in New Bedford?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit New Bedford. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Massachusetts back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfortable ride||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in New Bedford?
Usually, to rent a car in New Bedford you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in New Bedford?
When driving around New Bedford or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance with the rental agency. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to New Bedford.
What is the fuel policy for New Bedford rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station close to 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 car. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 won't pay more than local fuel 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. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in New Bedford?
If you want to check out all that New Bedford and maybe even the rest of Massachusetts offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your New Bedford adventure. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on the 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your New Bedford car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels New Bedford has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in New Bedford.