Car rentals in Santa Margherita: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Santa Margherita whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Santa Margherita. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Santa Margherita. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Santa Margherita?
You are on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental with us. However, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they generally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Santa Margherita rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Santa Margherita?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, 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 your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Santa Margherita?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this town means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfy ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeing||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Santa Margherita?
Normally, to rent a car in Santa Margherita you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to figure out any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Santa Margherita?
When driving in Santa Margherita or the rest of Italy, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage with the rental supplier.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Santa Margherita.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you 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 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 receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will 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 won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need 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 have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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 Santa Margherita.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and be certain there is no 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note 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 area
Book your Santa Margherita car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Santa Margherita has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Santa Margherita.