Car rentals in Fairmont: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Fairmont whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Fairmont. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Fairmont. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Fairmont?
You're well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental by booking through us. But, to get the most savings when you travel to Fairmont you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Fairmont rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Fairmont?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, 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 your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Fairmont?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Oklahoma city means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Fairmont?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Fairmont is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go over the rental agreement to find any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Does Fairmont require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Fairmont or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Fairmont.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find 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 collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We advise bringing it back topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before bringing the rental. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Fairmont. You can drive wherever you like without incurring extra charges. Be sure to read your policy to see if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Make sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the 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. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Fairmont rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Fairmont has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Fairmont.