Car rentals in Cortland: All you need to know
A Cortland car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Ohio has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Cortland. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Cortland?
You are on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental when you use us. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Cortland.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Cortland?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Cortland?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Cortland. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Cortland||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Cortland together||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Cortland?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Cortland is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Cortland?
When cruising through Cortland or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Cortland rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want 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 pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||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 won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your car and be sure 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Cortland rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can align with your needs and not break the bank.