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 check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Iowa has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Buffalo. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Buffalo?
We always strive to get you the best price. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Buffalo?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online 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 Buffalo?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Iowa metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Buffalo?
Generally, to rent a car in Buffalo you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the terms to figure out what the total will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Buffalo?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. However, there may be limitations, like not covering bigger automobiles such as premium models or some 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 is the fuel policy for Buffalo rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need 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 need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Buffalo and maybe even the rest of Iowa 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. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Buffalo adventure, make sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is 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. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Buffalo car rental today
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