Car rentals in Wakefield: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Wakefield whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Wakefield. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Wakefield. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Wakefield?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the best rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Wakefield. You should also:
- Compare and contrast daily and weekly 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 vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Wakefield rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Wakefield?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Wakefield?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Rhode Island metropolis 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||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Wakefield?
Generally, to rent a car in Wakefield you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to discover what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Wakefield?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can just add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Wakefield rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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, you'll only have to 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 pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching 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 may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need 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 shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Wakefield.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Wakefield and maybe even the rest of Rhode Island offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Wakefield. Go over the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Wakefield adventure. You should:
- Walk around the car and be sure there is no damage 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 inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Wakefield car rental 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. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.