Car rentals in Williamsburg: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Williamsburg whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Williamsburg. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Williamsburg. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Williamsburg?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Williamsburg?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Williamsburg?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this West Virginia metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the West Virginia back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Williamsburg?
Typically, to rent a car in Williamsburg you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read through the terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Williamsburg?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Williamsburg. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can simply include it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Several providers 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||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that you choose 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 check out all that Williamsburg and maybe even the rest of West Virginia offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scratches. 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 inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 city
Book your Williamsburg car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Williamsburg has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Williamsburg.