Car rentals in Clayton: All you need to know
A Clayton car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of New Jersey has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Clayton. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a bargain rental car in Clayton?
We always strive to get you the best deal. But, to get the most savings when you travel to Clayton you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Clayton rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Clayton?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Clayton?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Clayton. If you're having a little trouble choosing, be sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Clayton||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Clayton?
Generally, to rent a car in Clayton you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Clayton?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you know 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 (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Clayton.
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 need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Clayton and maybe even the rest of New Jersey offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the car and be certain there is no damage 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
- 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 Clayton car rental today
You know you can count on a perfect ride that will leave you with money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Clayton rental car. See you around town.