Car rentals in Lancaster: All you need to know
A Lancaster car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Ohio has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Lancaster. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Lancaster?
You are well on your way to locating the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. You can:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Lancaster?
There are around 15 rental car providers in the Lancaster area. You'll find well-known companies like Advantage and Hertz and wallet-friendly suppliers like Thrifty and Budget. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lancaster?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Lancaster. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lancaster?
Normally, to rent a car in Lancaster you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to figure out what the exact rate is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Lancaster?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. However, there may be limitations, like not covering larger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Lancaster.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.
You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We encourage a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lancaster?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Lancaster vacation, check a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Lancaster rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Lancaster has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Lancaster.