Car rentals in Wellington: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to get around Wellington whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Wellington. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Wellington. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Wellington?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Wellington. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Wellington?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Wellington?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Nevada metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you need the best||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|SUV||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Wellington?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Wellington is 21. But, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Go over the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact rate will be before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Wellington?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Wellington 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 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 collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||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 don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full tank policy. You should receive your automobile topped off. But, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before you bring your car back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Wellington?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Wellington trip, be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Wellington rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Wellington has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Wellington.