Car rentals in Ashburn: All you need to know
An Ashburn car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Virginia has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Ashburn. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Ashburn?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Ashburn?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Ashburn?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Virginia metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Everyone who wants to travel Ashburn in style||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan||Family trips where you need additional room||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Ashburn?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Ashburn is 21. But, there might be an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to find what any additional fees is before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Ashburn?
When driving in Ashburn or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance through the rental agency. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, 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. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Ashburn.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. Use as much gas as you need and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||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 your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when 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 do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that you choose 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?
If you want to see all that Ashburn and maybe even the rest of Virginia offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Ashburn rental car today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a great car that will result in more money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Ashburn car rental. See you out here.