Car rentals in Fort Drum: All you need to know
A Fort Drum car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of New York has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Fort Drum. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Fort Drum?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Fort Drum. You can also:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Fort Drum.
What rental companies have outlets in Fort Drum?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, 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 Fort Drum?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Fort Drum. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Fort Drum?
Typically, to rent a car in Fort Drum you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go through the terms to discover what any additional fees is before you rent your car.
Does Fort Drum require rental car insurance?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, there may be limitations, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Fort Drum.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open 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. Use as much gas as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank 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 won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||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 collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We suggest bringing it back topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Fort Drum vacation, be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Fort Drum rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Fort Drum has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Fort Drum.