Car rentals in Newark: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Newark whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Newark. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Newark. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Newark?
You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with us. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Newark?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Newark?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Texas city means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Texas back-country||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Newark?
Normally, to rent a car in Newark you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go over the terms to discover what the exact price will be before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Newark?
When driving in Newark or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will typically cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Newark.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've 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 fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more 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 collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your 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?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing it back filled up. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before you bring the car back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Newark?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Newark. You can drive wherever you want and not incur added charges. Be sure to read your policy to see if there are any limitations.
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect your vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Newark car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Newark has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Newark.