Car rentals in Swansea: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Swansea whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Swansea. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Swansea. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Swansea?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the cheapest rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Swansea. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Swansea?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Swansea?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Swansea. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the South Carolina back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Swansea?
Usually, to rent a car in Swansea you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to find any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Does Swansea require rental car insurance?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. However, there may be limitations, such as not covering larger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Swansea.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish 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 refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas 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 pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car companies provide you a full to full tank policy. We recommend bringing it back with a full tank of gas. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to explore all that Swansea and maybe even the rest of South Carolina offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Swansea adventure, be sure you go over a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Swansea car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Swansea has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Swansea.