Car rentals in New Malden: All you need to know
A New Malden car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in New Malden. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in New Malden?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. You can:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in New Malden?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in New Malden?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit New Malden. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, be sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel New Malden in style||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in New Malden?
Typically, to rent a car in New Malden you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to find any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in New Malden?
When cruising through New Malden or the rest of Great Britain, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there 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 find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||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 fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before returning the rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in New Malden?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over New Malden. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur extra charges. Go over your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your New Malden vacation, go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your New Malden rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels New Malden has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in New Malden.