Car rentals in Buffalo: All you need to know
A Buffalo car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Indiana has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Buffalo. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Buffalo?
We always try to get you the best rate. But, you can try to do a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. You can:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Buffalo.
What rental companies have retailers in Buffalo?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Buffalo?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Buffalo. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Buffalo||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Buffalo together||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Buffalo?
Normally, to rent a car in Buffalo you must be at least 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category cars. Go over the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Buffalo require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Buffalo or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will typically cover your car rental. But 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 head to Buffalo.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near 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 petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 any 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 fill up 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. Ask the rental car 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||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||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 fuel policy should I get?
We advise a full to full policy. You should receive your car with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Buffalo and maybe even the rest of Indiana offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Buffalo. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Buffalo adventure, make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out your car and be certain there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Buffalo car rental 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 the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can align with your needs and not break the bank.