Car rentals in Clifton: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Clifton whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Clifton. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Clifton. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Clifton?
We always strive to get you the best deal. However, you can remember a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:
- 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 save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the total cost before you book
- Determine what vehicle you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Clifton rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Clifton?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt 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 get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Clifton?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Clifton. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families who want comfort and have safety as a top priority||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with suitcases and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Clifton?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Clifton is 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go through the terms to find what any additional charges is before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Clifton?
When driving in Clifton or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance with the rental agency. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Clifton.
What are the different fuel policies?
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 pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. 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 half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your car||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 your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
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 want to explore all that Clifton and maybe even the rest of Virginia offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Clifton. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Clifton adventure. You should take time to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Clifton rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Clifton has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Clifton.