Car rentals in West Sussex: All you need to know
A West Sussex car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in West Sussex. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in West Sussex?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in West Sussex?
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 reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to West Sussex?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit West Sussex. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfortable ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in West Sussex?
Usually, to rent a car in West Sussex you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the terms to find what the total is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in West Sussex?
When cruising through West Sussex or the rest of Great Britain, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for West Sussex rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||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 fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices 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 of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank 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 locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over West Sussex. You can drive wherever you want without incurring added charges. Read over your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your West Sussex rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.