Car rentals in Rutland: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Rutland whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Rutland. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Rutland. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Rutland?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the cheapest deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the variety of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Rutland has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Rutland?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Rutland?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Vermont metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Vermont back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Rutland?
Usually, to rent a car in Rutland you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to find what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Rutland?
When cruising through Rutland or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental supplier. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. 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'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check 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 your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Rutland.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to check out all that Rutland and maybe even the rest of Vermont offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Rutland. Review the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Rutland trip, check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Rutland rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Rutland has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Rutland.