Car rentals in Hempstead: All you need to know
A Hempstead car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of New York has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Hempstead. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Hempstead?
You are well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Hempstead rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Hempstead?
In Hempstead, there are 3 car rental companies to pick from, like Avis. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Hempstead?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Hempstead. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you need the best||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan||Family getaways where you need additional room||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Hempstead?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Hempstead is 21. However, there might be an additional fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Go over the terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Hempstead?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Hempstead.
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 find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel 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 and return the car with an empty tank. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your 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 won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to check out all that Hempstead and maybe even the rest of New York offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Hempstead. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Hempstead trip, check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around your 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
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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 Hempstead 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.