Car rentals in Herndon: All you need to know
A Herndon car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Kentucky has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Herndon. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Herndon?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming rental. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your vehicle as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they normally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Herndon?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Herndon?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Herndon. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Kentucky back-country||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Herndon?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Herndon is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the terms to figure out any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Herndon?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Herndon.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for 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 get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary 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 pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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 Herndon.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Herndon?
If you plan to check out all that Herndon and maybe even the rest of Kentucky offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Herndon. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Herndon adventure. You should:
- Walk around the car and make certain there is no damage or scratches. 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Herndon car rental today
When you reserve with CarRentals.com, you can count on a perfect car that will result in more extra cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Herndon rental car. See you out here.