Car rentals in New Hope: All you need to know
A New Hope car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Alabama has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in New Hope. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in New Hope?
We always try to get you the best rate. However, to increase your savings on your trip to New Hope you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in New Hope?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in New Hope?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in New Hope. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in New Hope?
Typically, to rent a car in New Hope you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to determine what the total will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in New Hope?
When driving in New Hope or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will generally offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to New Hope.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you like 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have 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 have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. We encourage bringing it back with a full tank. To avoid any added expenses, find a gas station before bringing the rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in New Hope?
If you want to see all that New Hope and maybe even the rest of Alabama offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over New Hope. Go over the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get going on your New Hope vacation, check a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your 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, 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 navigating a new area
Book your New Hope car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels New Hope has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in New Hope.