Car rentals in Plymouth: All you need to know
A Plymouth car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Maine has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Plymouth. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Plymouth?
We always strive to get you the best price. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Plymouth?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Plymouth?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Plymouth. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Maine back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable ride||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Plymouth?
Typically, to rent a car in Plymouth you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Go through the terms to find what any additional fees is before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Plymouth?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can just add it at checkout.
Are there 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 a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've 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 pay refueling charges if you don't fill up 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 suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before bringing the rental car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Plymouth. You can cruise wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Review your policy to see if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out 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
- 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 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). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Plymouth car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Plymouth has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Plymouth.