Car rentals in Arlington: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Arlington whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around the area and park in front of the popular restaurants in Arlington. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Arlington. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Arlington?
We always try to get you the best rate. But, you can remember a few things to keep your next booking affordable. You can:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Book your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they generally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly 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 companies have agencies in Arlington?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Arlington?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Arlington. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Arlington||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with plenty of bags and a need for space||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Arlington?
Typically, to rent a car in Arlington you must be at least 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 rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Arlington?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But there may be limitations, like not covering larger automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Arlington.
What is the fuel policy for Arlington rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You 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 any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the supplier 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 a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Arlington. You can cruise as much as you want and not incur added charges. Read over your policy to see if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Arlington adventure, check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the car and be certain there is no damage or scratches. 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 properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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 operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Arlington car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Arlington has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Arlington.