Car rentals in New Haven: All you need to know
A New Haven car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Vermont has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in New Haven. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in New Haven?
We always strive to get you the best rate. But, you can do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your New Haven rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in New Haven?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in New Haven?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Vermont metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Everyone who wants to travel New Haven in style||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for driving around busy cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in New Haven?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in New Haven is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to discover any additional charges is before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in New Haven?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a car. That said, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's needed, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for New Haven rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a 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 car. Use as much gas as you need 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 need to replace the fuel you 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 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 receive the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||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 collect the 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?
Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. We advise returning it topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before bringing the rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in New Haven?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those 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.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your New Haven trip, go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scratches. 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 to your liking, and figure out 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 New Haven rental car today
You know you can depend on a perfect car that will result in more extra money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable New Haven car rental when you book with us. See you on the road.