Car rentals in West Minot: All you need to know
A West Minot car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Maine has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in West Minot. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in West Minot?
We always strive to get you the best price. But, to get the most savings when you travel to West Minot you can do a few things. You can:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your West Minot rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in West Minot?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to West Minot?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit West Minot. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, be sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Maine back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for navigating and parking around big cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in West Minot?
Typically, to rent a car in West Minot you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to discover what the exact fee is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in West Minot?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some insurance on your rental; but, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when 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?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You should receive your car with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the rental. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in West Minot?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your West Minot vacation, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the car and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. 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
- 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 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 West Minot car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels West Minot has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in West Minot.