Car rentals in New London: All you need to know
A New London car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of New Hampshire has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in New London. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in New London?
You're on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. But, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your New London rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in New London?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to New London?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New Hampshire town means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you need the best||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Sizable groups that need room for all their luggage||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in New London?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in New London is 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 read the rental agreement to find what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in New London?
When cruising through New London or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to New London.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you 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 charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you should return it topped off. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before returning the car rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that New London and maybe even the rest of New Hampshire offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over New London. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Inspect your vehicle and be sure there is no 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
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 city
Book your New London rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.