Car rentals in Syracuse: All you need to know
A Syracuse car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of New York has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Syracuse. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Syracuse?
You're on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental by going through us. But, to increase your savings on your trip to Syracuse you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Syracuse?
In Syracuse, there are 5 rental companies to decide from, like Hertz. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Syracuse?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New York metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Syracuse?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Syracuse is 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read through the terms to find what the exact fee is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Syracuse?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Syracuse. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.
You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You pick up your rental topped off. However, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to 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 Syracuse?
If you plan to explore all that Syracuse and maybe even the rest of New York offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around the vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Syracuse car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Syracuse has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Syracuse.