Car rentals in Stroud: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Stroud whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Stroud. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Stroud. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Stroud?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book the best deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Stroud has to offer. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they generally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Stroud?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read 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 Stroud?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this England city means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the England back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Stroud?
Generally, to rent a car in Stroud you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go over the rental agreement to determine what the exact charge is before you book your vehicle.
Does Stroud require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges 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. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol 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 won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Stroud offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Stroud. Review the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the car and make sure there is no damage 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Stroud car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Stroud has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Stroud.