Meriden car hire

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Meriden car hire information

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Meriden

  • Car rentals in Meriden, Connecticut, can offer several advantages over relying solely on public transportation. With a car rental, you're not restricted to specific timetables or routes, allowing you to explore the area at your own pace and convenience. Still, car rentals can significantly save time. You don't have to wait for buses or trains or adhere to their schedules, allowing you to optimize your time and make the most of your trip. Furthermore, you easily access off-the-beaten-path destinations like Doctor Francis Giuffrida Park, which public transportation in Meriden may not always reach.
  • Tweed New Haven Regional Airport (HVN) is a major airport serving Meriden, Connecticut. Reserving car rentals in Meriden at Tweed New Haven Airport lets you leap into the adventure immediately after you land. The car rental center at HVN is along Burr Street, directly on the airport property. Here, you will find counters for various car rental agencies that operate their branches at the airport. In addition, the pick-up garages are a few steps away, and a company representative will direct them after clearance. Rental companies that run off-airport sites, such as Enterprise, Avis, and Budget, offer courtesy shuttles to their locations.
  • Like any other city or town, Meriden, Connecticut, likely has a diverse mix of drivers, including responsible and cautious drivers and those who may engage in risky or reckless behavior. Therefore, keep an eye on other motorists when sitting behind the wheel of Meriden car rentals. Some may not yield the right-of-way to other vehicles or pedestrians when required, such as at crosswalks or intersections, a common violation that can lead to collisions. You may also encounter jaywalkers, so be cautious.
  • Traffic congestion and jams can occur in Meriden, Connecticut, especially during peak travel times or in areas with high traffic volume. Usually, roads are congested during morning (7:00 am to 9:00 am) and evening (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm) rush hours when people commute to and from work. Besides, snarl-ups occur during special events, festivals, or accidents that attract many vehicles to a particular area, causing delays and congestion. Moreover, winters experience cold weather and freezing temperatures. To this end, consider using winter tires or tires with good traction on car rentals in Meriden to improve grip on icy or snowy roads.
  • Book your car hire in Meriden at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Meriden are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Meriden

  • How much is the price of fuel in Meriden?

    The average price of fuel in Meriden is R66,91 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R803 and R1 071, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Meriden?

    Intermediate (Chevrolet Bolt EUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Meriden.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Meriden?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Meriden?

    An Intermediate car hire in Meriden costs R703 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Meriden?

    A Special car hire in Meriden costs R973 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Meriden?

    A Compact car hire in Meriden costs R873 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Meriden?

    For driving in Meriden, Connecticut, the recommended type of car depends on various factors, including personal preferences, budget, and specific needs. Sedans are popular choices for everyday commuting in suburban areas like Meriden. They offer good fuel efficiency, comfortable driving experiences, and ample space for passengers and cargo. On the other hand, crossovers and SUVs offer more space and a higher driving position, which some drivers prefer. They can be beneficial during winter when road conditions may be more challenging due to snow or ice.

  • What’s the speed limit in Meriden?

    The speed limits in Meriden, Connecticut, can vary depending on the specific road or area. However, it's important to note that speed limits are subject to change, and it's always best to follow the posted signs for the most accurate and up-to-date information. You are required to maintain a speed limit of 25 mph in residential neighborhoods, 30-40 mph on urban roads, and 55-65 mph on highways and freeways.

  • Where are the best places to park in Meriden?

    Meriden offers on-street parking in various areas throughout the city. Pay attention to parking signs, metered spaces, and time limits, as regulations may vary from one street to another. Furthermore, Meriden has municipal parking areas, such as the Meriden Green parking lot near the downtown area. The city often manages these parking lots and may require payment or have time limits. You will pay $2 per hour to access a slot in downtown Meriden.

Meriden car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

9,0

Wonderful

8 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Meriden

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1158 Newfield Street

+1 860 613 0084

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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1211a S. Broad Street

+1 203 265 0324

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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8,0 Very Good

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very helpful and reassuring. He showed me the exactly where and how to return the key.

Cons:

The light on the oil/engine were both on when I got the car. Thankfully, it was probably just a sensor!

9,6 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Cheaper rate

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick and easy pick up and drop off

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The Staff was extremely, professional, helpful, friendly, flexible, available and went out of their way to help me with my trip. My primary contact was Alison who was SO INVESTED & is that rare employee who goes above & beyond as if it was her own business. I also spoke with Ronnie & was driven back by Aaron. The whole Team was a Wondeful Trifecta of Customer Service. I got an incredible deal on Kayak, but I actually chose to spend a bit more & upgraded to a premium vehicle.

Cons:

I wish this Branch was in LA so I could use rhem more...OR at least have them come to LA to train the LA reps OF HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE!!!

2,0 Poor

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I was 9 minutes late to pick up the car after the closing time for that location. There were still 2 people inside who would not help me, even though I had a reservation. I have yet to receive my refund, even though I have called and emailed multiple times. Funny part is, I went to Enterprise right down the road and they also close at 1pm. The woman inside was very nice and had no issue helping me rent a car, even though I was a late walk in. Hertz is absolutely terrible.

3,6 Poor

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

car stuttered and stammered thru first 2 gears. warning light came on advised to exchange but could not as office was closed on weekend. asked to drive 30 miles to exchange, did not. Won't use Hertz again.

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,1

Very Good

29 reviews

6 locations in Meriden

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209 Maple Ave

+1 203 272 0525

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275 South Main Street

+1 860 827 1295

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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600 North Colony Road

+1 203 634 1233

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749 Washington Street

+1 860 346 8454

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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856 N Colony Rd

+1 203 634 1233

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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966 Queen St

+1 860 793 1900

Monday07:30 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean cars, helpful people, reasonable rates

9,2 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Super nice staff I highly recommend them

Cons:

The car was not mechanically good

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very flexible and quick service

9,6 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Low mileage, practically brand new car. Quick service. Great experience.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Comfortable, heated seats, backup camera, sensors for line changing lanes

Cons:

I didnt as many miles to the gallon as I"d like. It was around 25 highway.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I've rented from Enterprise for the last 13 years and love it each and every time!

1 out of 4

Ace

No score available yet

One location in Meriden

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549 South Street

+1 860 223 4223

Monday08:30 - 18:00
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3,6 Poor

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Car reeked of cigarette smoke, obviously a chronic smoker was in the car. The seats were dirty. Gas tank was a quarter full.

2,8 Poor

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Was not a far drive to get there.

Cons:

A lot of the problems that I had were because their website was not up to date and did not advertise anything very well. When I went to go pick up my rental vehicle I arrived at the wrong location. They claimed that they had moved to another location, but there is nothing to suggest that online. When I finally got to the facility, they added an additional service fee that even they admitted to not advertising on their website. This makes no sense to me and is very infuriating. The car they wanted to give to me at the time was also missing part of the front grill. If i have a reservation, the car should be properly prepared and ready when I pick it up. In addition to this, they wanted the total payment, plus the service fee and a $250 deposit up front instead of what they had advertised which was $30 upfront and the rest when I dropped it of. This was the last straw for me and I ended up canceling my reservation and not renting from them at all. I do not recommend ACE at all to anyone. In fact I am so disappointed by their service that I am making it a point to tell everyone DO NOT RENT FROM THIS PLACE!!!

1 out of 1

Ace Rental Cars

No score available yet

One location in Meriden

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549 South Street

+1 860 223 4223

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41 travellers who hired a car in Meriden gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,1

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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