Car rentals in Rockport: All you need to know
A Rockport 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 find out what the rest of Massachusetts has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Rockport. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Rockport?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you rent
- Determine what car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Rockport rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Rockport?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Rockport?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Rockport. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you need the best||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|SUV||Sizable groups that need room for all their suitcases||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Rockport?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Rockport is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to discover what any additional fees is before you rent your vehicle.
Does Rockport require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Rockport.
What is the difference between all the 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 search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest returning it topped off. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before bringing the rental car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Rockport?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Rockport vacation, go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the 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
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Rockport 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 vehicle that can align with your requirements and not break your wallet.