Car rentals in Rockport: All you need to know
A Rockport car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of West Virginia has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Rockport. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Rockport?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Rockport. You can also:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Rockport rental car.
What rental companies have outlets 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. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
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 deciding, make sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Rockport?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals 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 the terms to figure out what the total is before you book your rental.
Does Rockport require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Rockport. Check in advance and, if it is necessary, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
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 get your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you wish 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 pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest 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 fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||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 collect your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. We advise bringing it back with a full tank. If you want to save some money, find a gas station before bringing the rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Rockport?
If you plan to see all that Rockport and maybe even the rest of West Virginia offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the lot on your Rockport adventure. You should take time to:
- Inspect 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
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Rockport rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can count on a great car that will leave you with extra cash in the bank. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Rockport rental car. We'll see you on the road.