Car rentals in Brentwood: All you need to know
A Brentwood car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Maryland has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Brentwood. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Brentwood?
You are well on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Brentwood?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Avis and Enterprise, 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 types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Brentwood?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Maryland city means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to go all out on your trip to Brentwood||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Brentwood together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Brentwood?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Brentwood is 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go over the terms to figure out what any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Brentwood?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Brentwood.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. 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. 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 need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees 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 an empty tank. Ask 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 return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than 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 refill your 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
We recommend a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you should bring it back it topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Brentwood?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those 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.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Brentwood vacation, go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the car and be certain there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Brentwood car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.