Car rentals in Newport: All you need to know
A Newport car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Indiana has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Newport. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Newport?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Newport. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Newport rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Newport?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Newport?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Indiana town means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you need the best||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with a lot of bags and a need for space||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a bit of sightseeing||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Newport?
Typically, to rent a car in Newport you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Newport?
Insurance is required, no matter where you rent a vehicle. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Newport. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can easily include it at 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 an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to 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 fill up 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. Several rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Newport. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur additional charges. Review your policy to discover if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Make sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your car and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Newport car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Newport has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Newport.