Car rentals in Fairfield: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Fairfield whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Fairfield. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Fairfield. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Fairfield?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Fairfield has to offer. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Fairfield.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Fairfield?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Fairfield?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Fairfield. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the North Carolina back-country||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Fairfield?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Fairfield 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 terms to find what the exact rate will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Fairfield?
When driving around Fairfield or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental supplier. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Fairfield.
What is the fuel policy for Fairfield rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices 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'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel 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 may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have 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 locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Fairfield.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Fairfield and maybe even the rest of North Carolina offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Fairfield. Read the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Fairfield vacation, check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over the vehicle and make certain there is no 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Fairfield rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.