Car rentals in Albany: All you need to know
An Albany car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Missouri has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Albany. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Albany?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Albany. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Albany?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Albany?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Missouri town means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you deserve the best||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups that need room for all their suitcases||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Albany?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Albany is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the rental agreement to discover any additional charges will be before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Albany?
Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. However, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Albany. Check ahead of time and, if it is needed, you can just add it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much gas as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Albany. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring extra charges. Read over your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Albany trip, go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Albany car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a grand vehicle that will result in more extra cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Albany rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. See you on the road.