Car rentals in Oxford: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Oxford whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Oxford. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Oxford. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Oxford?
You're well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with us. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Book your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Oxford.
What rental companies have agencies in Oxford?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look 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 Oxford?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Oxford. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, be sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Oxford?
Generally, to rent a car in Oxford you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Go over the terms to find what any additional charges is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Oxford?
When cruising through Oxford or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide 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 the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Oxford rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a 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 get your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when 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 do you recommend?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oxford?
If you plan to check out all that Oxford offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Oxford adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle 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
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Oxford rental car today
You know you can count on a grand car that will result in more cash to spare when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Oxford rental car. We'll see you out here.