Car rentals in Wales: All you need to know
A Wales car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Massachusetts has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Wales. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Wales?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the list of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Wales. You can also:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Wales.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Wales?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Dollar 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Wales?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Wales. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the Massachusetts back-country||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Wales?
Normally, to rent a car in Wales you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Wales?
When driving in Wales or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Wales.
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 have to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. Use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you bring back the car||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 refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that you choose 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 explore all that Wales and maybe even the rest of Massachusetts offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Wales trip, check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the car and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Wales 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.