Car rentals in Garden City: All you need to know
A Garden City 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 collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Garden City. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Garden City?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the variety of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Garden City has to offer. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Garden City?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Garden City?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New York metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Garden City||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Garden City?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Garden City is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to discover what the exact rate is before you reserve your rental.
Does Garden City require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you rent a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Garden City. Look into it before you book and, if it is required, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Garden City rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas as you need and top it off when you return your car. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank 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||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 don't have to fill the tank back up before 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 go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We encourage bringing your car back with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before bringing the vehicle. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Garden City adventure. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and make certain 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Garden City car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can align with your needs and not break the bank.