Car rentals in New Kent: All you need to know
A New Kent car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Virginia has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in New Kent. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in New Kent?
You're on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your New Kent rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in New Kent?
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. Look through the online 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 Kent?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit New Kent. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be 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||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in New Kent?
Generally, to rent a car in New Kent 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 review the rental agreement to determine what the exact price is before you book your vehicle.
Does New Kent require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. However, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for New Kent. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can simply add it at checkout.
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 need to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the 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 fuel policy should I get?
We suggest a full tank policy. You should get your car with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before returning the rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that New Kent and maybe even the rest of Virginia 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 actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your New Kent rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels New Kent has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in New Kent.