Car rentals in Scotland: All you need to know
A Scotland 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 see what else the rest of Indiana has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Scotland. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Scotland?
You're well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental by reserving it through CarRentals.com. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the actual cost before you book
- Don't rent more car than you need. Usually, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Scotland?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Scotland?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Indiana town means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Indiana back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Scotland?
Typically, to rent a car in Scotland you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Read over the terms to determine what the exact price will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Scotland?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some insurance on your rental; however, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check car rental supplier's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. Use as much gas as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices 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 when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||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 collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||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 collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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 Scotland?
If you plan to see all that Scotland and maybe even the rest of Indiana offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Scotland adventure, be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your vehicle 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 inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 rental car 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 rental car that can align with your needs and not break the bank.