Car rentals in Germantown: All you need to know
A Germantown 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 else the rest of New York has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Germantown. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Germantown?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Germantown has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much 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 agencies in Germantown?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Germantown?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New York town means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you need the best||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Germantown together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Germantown?
Generally, to rent a car in Germantown you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Go over the supplier's terms to find what any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Germantown?
When cruising through Germantown or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show 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 with the rental supplier. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 have to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service 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. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank. However, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before returning the car rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Germantown?
If you plan to explore all that Germantown and maybe even the rest of New York offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Germantown car rental 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 rental car that can suit your requirement and not break your wallet.