Car rentals in Arlington: All you need to know
An Arlington car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Kentucky has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Arlington. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Arlington?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Arlington has to offer. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Arlington.
What rental companies have outlets in Arlington?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Arlington?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Kentucky city means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Arlington?
Generally, 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 discover what the total is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Arlington?
When cruising through Arlington or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance with the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Arlington.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. 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||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car companies give you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest bringing your car back with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a filling station 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. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Arlington vacation, be sure you go over a few items before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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 unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Arlington rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can fit your needs and not break your wallet.