Car rentals in Stratford: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Stratford whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Stratford. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Stratford. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Stratford?
You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with us. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Compare and contrast 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
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
- Decide the car you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Stratford.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Stratford?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Stratford?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this South Dakota town means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you need the best||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Stratford together||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a bit of sightseeing||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Stratford?
Generally, to rent a car in Stratford you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out any additional fees will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Stratford?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some coverage; but, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Stratford rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to 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 pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We advise bringing it back filled up. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before returning the rental. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
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. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Stratford adventure, be sure you go over a few items before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Stratford rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.