Car rentals in Oxford: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Oxford whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Oxford. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Oxford. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Oxford?
We always try to get you the best price. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Educate yourself on any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
- Don't rent more car than you need. Generally, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Oxford?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Oxford?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Oxford. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Oxford||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Oxford together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement 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 United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to go through the terms to discover any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Oxford require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Oxford or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Oxford.
What is the fuel policy for Oxford rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half 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'll receive the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need 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 get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that customers choose 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?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Oxford. You can drive wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Be sure to read your rental agreement to see if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Oxford trip, check a few items before you leave the lot. You should:
- Look over the car and make sure there is no 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
- 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
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Oxford rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a perfect vehicle that will leave you with extra cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your Oxford rental car when you book with us. We'll see you on the road.