Car rentals in Watford: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Watford whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Watford. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Watford. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Watford?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Watford has to offer. You should also:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
- Don't rent more car than you need. Typically, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Watford?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Watford?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Watford. If you're having a little trouble deciding, make sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Watford?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Watford is 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go over the terms to find what any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Watford?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CAN.Although many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some insurance, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
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 find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. Use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol 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 won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Watford offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Watford adventure, make sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Watford rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.