Car rentals in Oxford: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Oxford whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around the region and park in front of the best restaurants in Oxford. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Oxford. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Oxford?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Oxford has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Oxford rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Oxford?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Oxford?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Oxford. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, 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|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Oxford?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Oxford is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to discover what the exact rate will be before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Oxford?
When driving around Oxford or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage through the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Oxford.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.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 pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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 half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas 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 may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around the car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Oxford car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a great vehicle that will leave you with extra cash in the bank. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Oxford rental car. We'll see you out here.