Car rentals in Wales: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Wales whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Wales. We've gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Wales. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Wales?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the cheapest deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Wales has to offer. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Wales rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Wales?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Wales?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Alaska metropolis means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Wales||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Wales together||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Wales?
Usually, to rent a car in Wales you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go over the terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Wales?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a vehicle. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is needed, you can just add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any 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 gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car companies provide you a full to full tank policy. We suggest returning it with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before returning the car rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Wales vacation, make sure you check a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Wales car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Wales has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Wales.