Car rentals in Ratingen: All you need to know
A Ratingen 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 find out what the rest of the region has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Ratingen. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Ratingen?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Ratingen has to offer. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Ratingen rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Ratingen?
In Ratingen, we have a few rental companies to decide from, like Avis. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Ratingen?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with suitcases and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Ratingen?
Generally, to rent a car in Ratingen you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to go over the supplier's terms to discover any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Does Ratingen require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Ratingen or the rest of Germany, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 an open 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 car. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your 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 suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend returning it topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before returning the vehicle. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Ratingen?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers 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 fine print before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Ratingen trip, go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Ratingen car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can fit your needs and not break the bank.