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Car rentals in Alden: All you need to know

You need a great automobile to get around Alden whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Alden. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Alden. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Alden?

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Alden. You should also:

  • Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
  • Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you may 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 companies have agencies in Alden?

From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Alden?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Alden. If you're having a little trouble choosing, be sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
LuxuryWhen you need the bestInfiniti, Audi, or similar
MinivanIf you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy rideFord Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar
HybridThose looking for a fuel-efficient vehicleHonda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Alden?

Normally, to rent a car in Alden you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Read through the terms to figure out what the exact fee is before you book your vehicle.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Alden?

When driving around Alden or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental supplier. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.

Although many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. 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 need to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehandYou won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off locationThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip

What fuel policy should I get?

We usually suggest that you opt for 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 mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.

Know before you go

Before you begin on your Alden adventure, make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot. You should take time to:

  • Look over the vehicle 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
  • 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 windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city

Book your Alden 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.