Car rentals in Skien: All you need to know
A Skien car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the area has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Skien. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a bargain car rental in Skien?
We always strive to get you the best rate. But, you can do a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the true cost before you rent
- Don't rent more car than you'll need. Normally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Skien?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Skien?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Skien. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Skien?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Skien is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the terms to determine what the exact rate will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Skien?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. That said, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Skien. Check ahead of time and, if it is needed, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Skien rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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 any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more 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 don't need 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 do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety 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 Skien.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Skien?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Skien adventure. You should take time to:
- Inspect your car 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
- Inspect the trunk to determine 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
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Skien rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Skien has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Skien.