Car rentals in Stranraer: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Stranraer whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around the region and park in front of the popular restaurants in Stranraer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Stranraer. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Stranraer?
You're well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. Make sure to:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you can make sure you know the true cost before you rent
- Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Normally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Stranraer.
What rental companies have outlets in Stranraer?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Stranraer?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Stranraer. If you're having a little trouble deciding, make sure to go over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Everyone who wants to travel Stranraer in style||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with a lot of bags and a need for space||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Stranraer?
Usually, to rent a car in Stranraer you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Stranraer?
When driving around Stranraer or the rest of Great Britain, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through GBR.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Stranraer.
What is the fuel policy for Stranraer rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much gas as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before 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 shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Stranraer?
If you plan to see all that Stranraer offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Stranraer. Go over the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and make certain there is no dents 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 properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Stranraer car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a perfect ride that will result in more money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Stranraer car rental. We'll see you around town.