Car rentals in Parktown: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Parktown whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around the region and park in front of the best restaurants in Parktown. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Parktown. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Parktown?
You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental by booking through us. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Parktown rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Parktown?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Parktown?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Parktown. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Parktown||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups that need room for all their luggage||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Parktown?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Parktown is 21. Please note, there might be an added fee if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Parktown?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance through the rental car supplier.Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some insurance on your rental; however, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We encourage bringing the car back topped off. For a cheaper rate, find a gas station before bringing the rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Parktown?
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. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Parktown vacation, check a few things before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Parktown rental car 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 the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can align with your needs and not break the bank.