Car rentals in New Haven: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around New Haven whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in New Haven. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in New Haven. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in New Haven?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in New Haven. You should also:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Decide the vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in New Haven.
What rental suppliers have outlets in New Haven?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to New Haven?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in New Haven. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to look over our table 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 off-road excitement||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in New Haven?
Normally, to rent a car in New Haven you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to discover any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does New Haven require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for New Haven. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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, it's only necessary 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 pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don'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 need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage bringing it back with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over New Haven. You can drive wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Review your policy to see if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your New Haven rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels New Haven has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in New Haven.