Car rentals in Vermont: All you need to know
A Vermont car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Illinois has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Vermont. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Vermont?
You are 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 upcoming booking. You can:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Vermont?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Vermont?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Vermont. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to go all out on your visit to Vermont||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|Minivan||Sizable groups that need room for all their bags||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Vermont?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Vermont is 21. Please note, there might be an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Vermont?
When driving in Vermont or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Vermont.
Are there different 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 close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask 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 bring back the car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full tank policy. We suggest bringing the car back topped off. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before returning the car rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Vermont?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers 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.
Before you drive off
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Vermont rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.