Car rentals in Fairfax: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Fairfax whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Fairfax. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Fairfax. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Fairfax?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Fairfax has to offer. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Fairfax?
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. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Fairfax?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Fairfax. If you're having a little trouble choosing, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for maneuvering around busy cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Fairfax?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Fairfax is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to discover any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Fairfax?
Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can easily add it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. 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 receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||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 get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise 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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Fairfax. You can drive as much as you like and not incur additional charges. Go over your rental agreement to discover if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot on your Fairfax adventure. You should:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Fairfax car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Fairfax has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Fairfax.