Car rentals in Georgetown: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Georgetown whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Georgetown. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Georgetown. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Georgetown?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Georgetown. You can also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the true cost before you book
- Don't rent more car than you need. Typically, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Georgetown rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Georgetown?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Georgetown?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Georgetown. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking in busy cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Georgetown?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Georgetown is 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 go over the terms to find any additional fees will be before you rent your car.
Does Georgetown require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Georgetown or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. 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 fill up at any station you want 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 upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Georgetown?
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.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- 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
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Georgetown car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Georgetown has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Georgetown.