Car rentals in Oxford: All you need to know
An Oxford car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Michigan has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Oxford. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Oxford?
We always strive to get you the best price. However, you can do a couple things to keep your next booking affordable. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Oxford.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Oxford?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Oxford?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Michigan town means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Oxford?
Usually, to rent a car in Oxford you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine what the exact fee is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Oxford?
When cruising through Oxford or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage through the rental agency. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||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 collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the 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 fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend 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.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oxford?
If you wish to see all that Oxford and maybe even the rest of Michigan offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Oxford adventure. It's important to:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on the 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Oxford car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Oxford has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Oxford.