Car rentals in Alexandria: All you need to know
An Alexandria car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Louisiana has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Alexandria. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Alexandria?
You are well on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental when you use us. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Alexandria.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Alexandria?
There are around 24 rental providers that you can pick from. We have budget-friendly names like Payless and Fox and global ones like Avis and Sixt. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Alexandria?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Alexandria. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Sizable groups that need room for all their luggage||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Alexandria?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Alexandria is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the terms to determine any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Alexandria?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Alexandria. Check ahead of time and, if it is needed, you can simply include 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 search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices 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 when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||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?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We encourage returning your car topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Alexandria vacation, be sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Look over the vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the 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
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Alexandria rental car today
Know that you can depend on a wonderful car that will leave you with cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your Alexandria car rental when you book with us. See you around town.