Car rentals in Rome: All you need to know
A Rome car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Illinois has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Rome. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Rome?
We always try to get you the best price. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't get more car than you'll need. Normally, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Rome?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Rome?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Rome. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Rome?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Rome is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to find what the exact rate will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Rome?
When driving in Rome or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your automobile. Use as much petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling 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 gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Rome?
If you plan to explore all that Rome and maybe even the rest of Illinois offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Rome. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Rome vacation, check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your car and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Rome rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Rome has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Rome.