Car rentals in New Haven: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around New Haven whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in New Haven. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in New Haven. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a great deal on a rental car in New Haven?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages New Haven has to offer. You can also:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you book
- Determine what car you'll need for your trip. 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 New Haven?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in New Haven?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in New Haven. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you want to travel New Haven in style||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfortable ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in New Haven?
Normally, to rent a car in New Haven you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Go through the terms to discover what the exact price will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in New Haven?
When driving around New Haven or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage through the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to New Haven.
What is the fuel policy for New Haven rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for 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 car. Use as much fuel as you need 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 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 be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas 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 find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in New Haven?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your New Haven adventure. You should:
- Look over your car and make certain there is no dents 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. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your New Haven car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels New Haven has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in New Haven.