Car rentals in Scotland: All you need to know
A Scotland 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 Arkansas has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Scotland. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Scotland?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Scotland. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they normally 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 Scotland rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Scotland?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Scotland?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Arkansas metropolis means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Arkansas back-country||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Scotland?
Typically, to rent a car in Scotland you must be at least 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 review the supplier's terms to figure out any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Scotland?
When cruising through Scotland or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance through the rental agency. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill 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 supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Scotland and maybe even the rest of Arkansas offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Scotland adventure, be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Scotland car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can suit your requirements and not break your wallet.