Car rentals in Rockport: All you need to know
A Rockport car rental allows you 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 Washington has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Rockport. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Rockport?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the list of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Rockport has to offer. You can also:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the total cost before you rent
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
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 global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Rockport?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Washington metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for maneuvering around large cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Rockport?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Rockport is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to discover any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Rockport?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. 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 provide some coverage. However, there may be limitations, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Rockport.
Are there 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 an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. 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 need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your 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 collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas 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 go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We recommend bringing it back with a full tank of gas. For a cheaper rate, find a gas station before returning the car rental. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Rockport and maybe even the rest of Washington offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Rockport. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Rockport adventure. You should take time to:
- Walk around your car and make sure there is no 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 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 working 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
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can fit your requirement and not break the bank.