Car rentals in Ford: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Ford whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the region and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Ford. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Ford. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Ford?
We always strive to get you the best deal. But, you can do a couple things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't rent more vehicle than you need. Normally, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Ford?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the 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 Ford?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Ford. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Ford in style||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Ford together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Ford?
Usually, to rent a car in Ford you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to go over the rental agreement to find what the exact charge will be before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Ford?
When driving around Ford or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance through the rental agency. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Ford.
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 a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid 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 pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car 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||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 the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
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 good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Ford. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring added charges. Read over your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Ford trip, be sure you check a few items before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scrapes. 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
- 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Ford 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.