Car rentals in Scotland: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Scotland whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Scotland. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Scotland. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Scotland?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, you can remember a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Scotland?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
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 Texas city means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Scotland||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family trips where you need the extra room||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Scotland?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Scotland is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the rental agreement to discover any additional charges will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Scotland?
When driving in Scotland or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage through the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Scotland.
What is the fuel policy for Scotland rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.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 automobile. Use as much gas as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. 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, 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 be charged refueling fees or 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 the tank empty. Several suppliers offer 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||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. 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 Scotland.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Scotland trip, make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 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
Know that you can depend on a wonderful set of wheels that will leave you with extra cash in the bank when you reserve with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Scotland rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you on the road.