Car rentals in Rockport: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Rockport whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Rockport. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Rockport. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Rockport?
You're on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental by reserving it through us. But, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Rockport?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Rockport?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New Brunswick town means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Rockport||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups that need room for all their luggage||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Rockport?
Generally, to rent a car in Rockport 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 review the rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Rockport?
When driving in Rockport or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage through the rental supplier.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Rockport.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find 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. Use as much petrol as you want and top it off when you return your car 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 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 pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We advise bringing it back with a full tank. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before bringing the car rental. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Rockport. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring added charges. Be sure to read your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Look over your vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Rockport rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Rockport has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Rockport.