Car rentals in Old Town: All you need to know
An Old Town car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Maine has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Old Town. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Old Town?
You're well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental when you use us. However, to increase your savings on your trip to Old Town you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't rent more car than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Old Town rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Old Town?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Old Town?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Old Town. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Old Town in style||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Sizable groups that need room for all their luggage||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Old Town?
Usually, to rent a car in Old Town you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go through the terms to find what the exact rate is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Old Town?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, there may be limitations, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Old Town.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|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 need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. 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 when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car 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 might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the 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 need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that you opt for 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?
If you plan to explore all that Old Town and maybe even the rest of Maine offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Old Town. Review the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Old Town adventure, be sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Old Town rental car today
You know you can count on a wonderful ride that will result in more money to spare when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Old Town car rental when you book with us. We'll see you on the road.