Car rentals in Patras: All you need to know
A Patras car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Patras. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Patras?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. However, to increase your savings on your trip to Patras you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Patras.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Patras?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, 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 Patras?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Patras. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||If you really want to go all out on your vacation to Patras||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan||Big groups that need room for all their luggage||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Patras?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Patras is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read over the terms to discover what the exact rate will be before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Patras?
When cruising through Patras or the rest of Greece, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage with the rental supplier.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Patras.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have 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 have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full tank policy. We recommend returning the car topped off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before bringing the rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to check out all that Patras offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your 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
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Patras car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Patras has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Patras.