Car rentals in Franklin Lakes: All you need to know
A Franklin Lakes 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 Jersey has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Franklin Lakes. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Franklin Lakes?
We always try to get you the best deal. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Franklin Lakes you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Franklin Lakes?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Franklin Lakes?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Franklin Lakes. If you're having a little trouble deciding, be sure to look over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you want to travel Franklin Lakes in style||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Franklin Lakes together||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Franklin Lakes?
Generally, to rent a car in Franklin Lakes you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read over the terms to figure out what any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Franklin Lakes?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Franklin Lakes.
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 need to search for an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. 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 shop around for the cheapest prices 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. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local 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 bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before bringing the rental car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Franklin Lakes?
If you plan to explore all that Franklin Lakes and maybe even the rest of New Jersey offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Franklin Lakes car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Franklin Lakes has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Franklin Lakes.