Car rentals in Yale: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Yale whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Yale. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Yale. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Yale?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the variety of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Yale has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Yale rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Yale?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Yale?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Yale. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you want to travel Yale in style||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Yale?
Typically, to rent a car in Yale you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Does Yale require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some coverage, there may be restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Yale rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open 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 pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you like 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. 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 fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay 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. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We recommend a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank. However, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the car rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Yale. You can drive wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Review your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage restrictions.
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Yale adventure. You should take time to:
- Check out the 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
- 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
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Yale car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your needs and not break your wallet.