Car rentals in Paignton: All you need to know
A Paignton car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of England has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Paignton. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Paignton?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the cheapest rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Paignton has to offer. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Paignton rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Paignton?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Paignton?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Paignton. If you're having a little trouble choosing, be sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Paignton||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Paignton together||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Paignton?
Generally, to rent a car in Paignton you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to find what the exact fee is before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Paignton?
When cruising through Paignton or the rest of Great Britain, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger 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. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Several 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||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 your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several customers all over Paignton. You can drive as much as you like without incurring added charges. Make sure to read your policy to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Paignton trip, check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is 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 wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Paignton car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.