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Car rentals in Stonington: All you need to know

You need a great car to get around Stonington whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Stonington. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Stonington. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Stonington?

You are on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental when you use us. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. Make sure to:

  • Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
  • Don't get more car than you'll need. Generally, the smaller the class the lower the rate

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have retailers in Stonington?

From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Stonington?

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Stonington. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVThose looking for a little off-road excitementJaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar
Full SizeIf you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy rideInfiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar
HybridThose that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallonBMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Stonington?

Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Stonington 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 review the terms to figure out what the total is before you rent your vehicle.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Stonington?

Insurance is always needed, no matter where you rent a vehicle. Nevertheless, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Stonington. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can just add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will have to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehandThere will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the carYou usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We recommend a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should return it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you bring the car back.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Stonington?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.

Know before you go

Before you get going on your Stonington vacation, make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Look over the vehicle and be certain there is no dents 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
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Stonington car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Stonington has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Stonington.