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 else the rest of Ohio has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Buffalo. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Buffalo?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get the best deals. Just enter your travel dates and go down the variety of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Buffalo. You can also:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the true cost before you rent
- Determine the vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Buffalo?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Buffalo?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Buffalo. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Buffalo?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Buffalo is 21. But, there might be an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read over the terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Buffalo?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But there may be limitations, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Buffalo.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. 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 need to pay for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to search 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 may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before 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 go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We suggest a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before returning the rental car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Buffalo and maybe even the rest of Ohio offers, you're 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 make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Look over the car and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, mark 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Buffalo rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Buffalo has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Buffalo.