Car rentals in Brooklyn: All you need to know
A Brooklyn car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Pennsylvania has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Brooklyn. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Brooklyn?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get the best rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Brooklyn has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Brooklyn rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Brooklyn?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Brooklyn?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Pennsylvania metropolis means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Brooklyn||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Big groups that need room for all their bags||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Brooklyn?
Generally, to rent a car in Brooklyn you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars. Go through the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact charge is before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Brooklyn?
When driving around Brooklyn or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance through the rental agency. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Brooklyn.
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 have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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, you'll only have 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 pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You should get your vehicle with the needle at "F". If you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the vehicle. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Brooklyn and maybe even the rest of Pennsylvania offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Brooklyn. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Brooklyn trip, be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If so, write it down on the 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Brooklyn rental car 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. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your needs and not break your wallet.