Car rentals in Fort Lee: All you need to know
A Fort Lee car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Virginia has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Fort Lee. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Fort Lee?
You're on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. However, you can do a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Fort Lee?
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. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Fort Lee?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Virginia metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with suitcases and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Fort Lee?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Fort Lee is 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category cars. Read through the supplier's terms to find what any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Fort Lee?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can easily add it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. 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 fuel 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. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||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 don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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 Fort Lee.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Fort Lee?
If you plan to explore all that Fort Lee and maybe even the rest of Virginia offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Look over your car and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Fort Lee rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Fort Lee has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Fort Lee.