Car rentals in Newark: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Newark whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Newark. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Newark. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Newark?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the cheapest deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Newark. 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'll usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't get more vehicle than you need. Typically, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Newark.
What rental companies have agencies in Newark?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Newark?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Maryland town means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to treat yourself on your visit to Newark||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Newark?
Typically, to rent a car in Newark 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 rental agreement to determine what the exact charge will be before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Newark?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a car. That said, 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, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Newark. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can simply add it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price 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 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 have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Newark?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Newark. You can drive wherever you like without incurring additional charges. Go over your policy to discover if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Newark 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 the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.