Car rentals in District Heights: All you need to know
A District Heights car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Maryland has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about car rentals in District Heights. Read on to find out 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 District Heights?
You are well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. You can:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you can make sure you know the true cost before you rent
- Don't rent more vehicle than you need. Commonly, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in District Heights.
What rental companies have outlets in District Heights?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in District Heights?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in District Heights. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfortable ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for driving in big cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in District Heights?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in District Heights is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read over the terms to determine what any additional fees is before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in District Heights?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But there may be limitations, like not covering bigger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to District Heights.
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 have to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have 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 fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more 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 have 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 do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. We recommend bringing it back topped off. To avoid any added expenses, find a filling station before you return the car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in District Heights?
If you want to see all that District Heights and maybe even the rest of Maryland offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over District Heights. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle 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
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your District Heights rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.