Car rentals in Alexandria: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Alexandria whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around the city and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Alexandria. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Alexandria. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Alexandria?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Alexandria has to offer. You can also:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you book
- Don't get more vehicle than you need. Generally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Alexandria rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Alexandria?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Alexandria?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Alexandria. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Alexandria?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Alexandria is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to discover what the exact rate will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Alexandria?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance through the rental car company.Although many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some coverage, there may be restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
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
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your automobile. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any 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'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the 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 need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Alexandria?
If you want to see all that Alexandria offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Alexandria. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Alexandria car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Alexandria has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Alexandria.