Car rentals in Richmond: All you need to know
A Richmond car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Maine has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Richmond. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Richmond?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming rental. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Richmond.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Richmond?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Richmond?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Maine city means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Maine back-country||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Richmond?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Richmond is 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read over the terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Richmond?
When driving around Richmond or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage through the rental agency. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Richmond.
What is the fuel policy for Richmond rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much gas as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers provide 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 bring back the car||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 your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. We advise bringing your car back topped off. To avoid any added expenses, 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 Richmond?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Richmond rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a grand car that will result in more money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Richmond car rental. See you out here.