Car rentals in Garfield: All you need to know
A Garfield 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 Washington has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Garfield. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Garfield?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Garfield has to offer. You can also:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the true cost before you book
- Determine what car you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Garfield rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Garfield?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Garfield?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Garfield. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to look over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Garfield||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with plenty of luggage and a need for space||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Garfield?
Usually, to rent a car in Garfield you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read through the supplier's terms to find what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Garfield?
When cruising through Garfield or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage through the rental supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. 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 Garfield.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Garfield?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. 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
Before you begin on your Garfield trip, check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Garfield rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car that can align with your needs and not break the bank.