Car rentals in Newport: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Newport whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the region and park in front of the popular restaurants in Newport. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Newport. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Newport?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Newport has to offer. You should also:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- 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. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Decide the vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Newport.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Newport?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan 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 Newport?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Rhode Island city means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Newport||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Newport?
Normally, to rent a car in Newport 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 figure out what the exact rate is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Newport?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Newport.
What is the difference between all the 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 a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car 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 any 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 pick up 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||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don'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 fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Newport and maybe even the rest of Rhode Island offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Newport. Go over the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
What is Newport famous for?
There is tons to see and do in Newport. Some of Newport's most popular attractions are:
- National Museum of American Illustration
- Fort Adams
- Rough Point
Lucky for you, you'll be able to cruise to whichever one you want or see them all.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note 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 unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Newport rental car today
You know you can depend on a perfect ride that will leave you with extra cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Newport rental car when you book with us. We'll see you out here.