Car rentals in Saint Omer: All you need to know
A Saint Omer car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Saint Omer. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Saint Omer?
We always try to get you the best deal. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Saint Omer you can do a few things. You can:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Saint Omer rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Saint Omer?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Saint Omer?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Saint Omer. If you're having a little trouble deciding, be sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Saint Omer||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV||Family vacations where you need the extra room||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Saint Omer?
Generally, to rent a car in Saint Omer you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out any additional fees will be before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Saint Omer?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can easily include it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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. Used a quarter 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Saint Omer?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several clients all over Saint Omer. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring added charges. Read over your policy to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Saint Omer trip, check a few things before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Saint Omer rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can suit your needs and not break the bank.