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Car rentals in Albany: All you need to know

An Albany car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Kentucky has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Albany. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Albany?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Albany. You can also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
  • Book your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they usually are more expensive
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Albany rental car.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Albany?

From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Albany?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Kentucky town means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Albany?

Normally, to rent a car in Albany you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go through the rental agreement to determine what the exact fee will be before you book your vehicle.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Albany?

When cruising through Albany or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage with the rental agency. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to find a gas station near your rental car supplier

What fuel policy should I get?

Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Albany.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Albany?

Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several clients all over Albany. You can drive wherever you like and not incur additional charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to discover if there are any limitations.

Before you drive off

Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Inspect the vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
  • 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 wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city

Book your Albany rental car 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can suit your requirement and not break the bank.