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New England car rentals

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Cheap car hire in New England

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Top tips for hiring a car in New England

  • If you plan to rent a car in New England, you’ll likely need to have a credit card. Most car-rental companies require you to provide a credit card to ensure your ability to pay for the car. If you forget your credit car, the rental company will likely demand a fixed price to serve as a deposit for each day, and the price may depend on the total duration of your rental. If you use a credit card, you won’t have to worry about the stressful process of disputes. Having auto insurance will help you to avoid great expenses if you were to be in an accident involving damage to the rental vehicle.
  • People planning to visit New England as families, friends, or for a business trip will be happy to know that car-rental agencies provide a good variety of vehicles to choose from. Their cars can accommodate many people, so you’ll be sure to find just what you need for your particular trip. Renting a car also gives you the convenience of not having to carry your luggage on and off different public transportation vehicles. You can stop whenever you want to, allowing you to enjoy your expedition to the fullest. Travelers who want to rent a car in New England have many car types to choose from, so you can find one that affords you the most safety or the most comfort.
  • If you want to rent a car to get around, you need to acquaint yourself with the traffic laws. While driving, be on the lookout for schools, school buses, and police and emergency vehicles. The move-over law means that you must stop and pull over to the side of the road if emergency vehicles are approaching. You might observe signs on the road stating that you’re approaching a turnpike system. Take note that it is mandatory to pay the toll charges to access these roads. Observing these laws will keep you out of trouble with the authorities.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in New England for $76 or less
  • Book your rental car in New England at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in New England are around 62% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in New England

  • Should I hire a car in New England?

    North-to-south travel is easy to navigate thanks to the four major interstates. However, when traveling to the east or west, you will encounter routes that are less direct. A rental car will help you out in this situation, as most have a GPS system for navigation. Enjoy smooth rides along the East Coast, as coastal driving has less traffic, with the exception of Boston. A rental car will come in handy if you’re visiting a small town, since most bus services are concentrated in the major cities. Train travel is relatively limited in the area, making car rental your best alternative.

  • What is driving like in New England?

    Like all places in the United States, child safety seats are mandatory in New England for kids younger than four. Fifty-five mph and 65 mph are the maximum speed limits on highways and expressways, respectively. Speeding may incur fines as high as around $20 per mph over. In Connecticut, it is a crime to use a radar detector to escape police speed traps. The law states that all passengers must fasten their seatbelts at all times when the car is moving.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in New England?

    Car-rental companies in New England rent to people twenty five years and older. However, if you’re twenty one and do not have an accident or incident history, you may be able to rent a car for an extra charge. You must possess a valid driver's license from a state in the USA, Canada, or Mexico. For non-US drivers, you must have a valid driver's license from your country of origin. The license must be in English or you might need to have an International Driving Permit. If you have a permit but not a valid government-issued license, you aren’t guaranteed to be able to rent or drive a car in New England.

  • What is the most popular car hire in New England?

    Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in New England.

  • What is the best car hire company in New England?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in New England are Alamo (8.7, 101 reviews), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.9, 220 reviews), and Dollar (7.9, 88 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in New England?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

Car rental directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in New England

    35 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in New England

    30 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in New England

    17 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in New England

    16 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in New England

    7 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in New England

    6 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in New England

    5 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in New England

    5 Locations

  • autoeurope

    AutoEurope car hire locations in New England

    4 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in New England

    3 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in New England

    3 Locations

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car hire locations in New England

    3 Locations

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