Car rentals in Fairfield: All you need to know
A Fairfield car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Virginia has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Fairfield. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Fairfield?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Fairfield. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Fairfield.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Fairfield?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Fairfield?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Fairfield. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Fairfield||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Fairfield?
Usually, to rent a car in Fairfield you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to determine any additional charges is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Fairfield?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some insurance on your rental; but, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. Use as much gas as you need 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 half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any 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 pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage bringing it back with a full tank. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Fairfield. You can drive as much as you want without incurring added charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to see if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine 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
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around 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 rental that can suit your needs and not break your wallet.