Car rentals in Newcastle: All you need to know
A Newcastle car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of New South Wales has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Newcastle. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Newcastle?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Book your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Newcastle rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Newcastle?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Newcastle?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New South Wales 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 need the best||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|SUV||Family getaways where you need additional room||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeing||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Newcastle?
Generally, to rent a car in Newcastle you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you rent your car.
Does Newcastle require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a car. That said, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Newcastle. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||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 be charged refueling fees or 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 gas and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Newcastle offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Newcastle adventure, check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and 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 Newcastle car rental today
Know that you can count on a great ride that will leave you with extra cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your Newcastle car rental when you book with us. See you out here.