Car rentals in Manhattan: All you need to know
A Manhattan car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Kansas has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Manhattan. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Manhattan?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. However, to increase your savings when you travel to Manhattan you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't get more car than you need. Usually, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Manhattan rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Manhattan?
We have around 30 car rental companies that you can choose from. We have budget-friendly names like Dollar and Thrifty and global ones like Ace and Enterprise. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Manhattan?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Manhattan. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Manhattan?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Manhattan is 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Go through the supplier's terms to determine what any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Manhattan require rental car insurance?
When driving in Manhattan or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage with the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.
You will have to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a gas station before bringing the rental car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to check out all that Manhattan and maybe even the rest of Kansas offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Manhattan adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Manhattan rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.