Car rentals in Washington Depot: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Washington Depot whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Washington Depot. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Washington Depot. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Washington Depot?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. However, to increase your savings on your trip to Washington Depot you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Washington Depot rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Washington Depot?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Washington Depot?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Washington Depot. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Washington Depot in style||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Washington Depot?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Washington Depot is 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go over the terms to find what the exact rate is before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Washington Depot?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Washington Depot.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees 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. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car companies provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage returning your car filled up. For a cheaper rate, find a filling station before you bring your car back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Washington Depot and maybe even the rest of Connecticut offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Washington Depot. Go over the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few things before you leave the lot on your Washington Depot adventure. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Washington Depot rental car today
When you reserve your Washington Depot rental car with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a perfect vehicle that will leave you with extra money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Washington Depot car rental when you book with us. See you on the road.