Car rentals in Fredericksburg: All you need to know
A Fredericksburg car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Virginia has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Fredericksburg. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Fredericksburg?
You are well on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much 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 on your Fredericksburg rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Fredericksburg?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Fredericksburg?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Virginia town means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Fredericksburg in style||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|SUV||Family trips where you need additional room||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Fredericksburg?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Fredericksburg is 21. But, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Go through the supplier's terms to find what any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Fredericksburg?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's needed, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the 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 search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car companies give you a full tank policy. We advise bringing the car back topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a gas station before returning the rental car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Fredericksburg?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot on your Fredericksburg adventure. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Fredericksburg car rental today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a great ride that will leave you with extra cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Fredericksburg rental car. We'll see you out here.