Car rentals in Elizabeth: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Elizabeth whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Elizabeth. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Elizabeth. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Elizabeth?
We always strive to get you the best rate. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Elizabeth.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Elizabeth?
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 get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Elizabeth?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Elizabeth. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking through big cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Elizabeth?
Normally, to rent a car in Elizabeth you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category cars. Go through the supplier's terms to determine what any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Elizabeth?
When cruising through Elizabeth or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Elizabeth.
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 an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you 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 fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the 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 more 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 collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Elizabeth?
If you want to check out all that Elizabeth and maybe even the rest of Louisiana offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Elizabeth. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Elizabeth 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can suit your needs and not break your wallet.