Car rentals in Crescent City: All you need to know
A Crescent City car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Florida has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Crescent City. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Crescent City?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Crescent City has to offer. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Crescent City?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Crescent City?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Florida town means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||If you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Crescent City||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Crescent City together||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Crescent City?
Normally, to rent a car in Crescent City you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge is before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Crescent City?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. However, there may be limitations, such as not covering larger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Crescent City.
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 have to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Several 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||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your 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 won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise bringing the car back topped off. For a cheaper rate, find a filling station before you bring it back. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Crescent City?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those 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.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Crescent City vacation, go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any dents 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Crescent City 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 rental car that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.