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Car rentals in Waterford: All you need to know

You need a great vehicle to take you around Waterford whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Waterford. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Waterford. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How do I get a bargain car rental in Waterford?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Waterford has to offer. You can also:

  • Take time to compare vehicle pricing
  • Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
  • Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and reserve in advance

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Waterford rental car.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Waterford?

From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Waterford?

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Waterford. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVTo take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great viewsBMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar
Full SizeNeed extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUVInfiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar
Compact CarEasy to park and have great gas mileageChevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Waterford?

Typically, to rent a car in Waterford you must be at least 21. But, there might be an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to find what the exact price will be before you book your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Waterford?

Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. However, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

What is the fuel policy for Waterford rental cars?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. You can 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 costYou only refill the amount of fuel that you've 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 can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehandYou won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the carYou usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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 Waterford.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. 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 Waterford vacation, check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region

Book your Waterford rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Waterford has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Waterford.