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 explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of North Carolina has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Newport. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Newport?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Newport. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they usually are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Newport?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Newport?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Newport. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to go over our chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to go all out on your visit to Newport||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfortable ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Newport?
Normally, to rent a car in Newport you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Go over the terms to discover what the exact rate will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Newport require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. However, there may be limitations, like not covering larger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Newport.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before 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 do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise 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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Newport and maybe even the rest of North Carolina offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Newport adventure, check out a few items before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the car and be sure 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 determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Newport rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Newport has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Newport.