Car rentals in Shapleigh: All you need to know
A Shapleigh car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Maine has to offer. We've collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Shapleigh. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Shapleigh?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Shapleigh. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Shapleigh?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Shapleigh?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Shapleigh. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Maine back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with bags and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Shapleigh?
Generally, to rent a car in Shapleigh 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 go through the terms to discover any additional fees is before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Shapleigh?
When driving around Shapleigh or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance through the rental supplier. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. 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 need to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel 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 pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the 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 should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice 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 Shapleigh.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Shapleigh?
If you plan to explore all that Shapleigh and maybe even the rest of Maine offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Shapleigh. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Shapleigh adventure, check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage 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
- 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Shapleigh car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Shapleigh has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Shapleigh.