Car rentals in Highland Park: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Highland Park whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Highland Park. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Highland Park. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Highland Park?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Highland Park. You can also:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the true cost before you book
- Don't rent more car than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Highland Park rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Highland Park?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Highland Park?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New Jersey town means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Highland Park?
Generally, to rent a car in Highland Park you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out what the exact fee is before you book your vehicle.
Does Highland Park require rental car insurance?
When driving in Highland Park or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance through the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Highland Park.
What is the fuel policy for Highland Park rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much gas as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel 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 pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We recommend a full tank policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you bring it back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Highland Park trip, make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the car and make certain there is no dents 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Highland Park rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Highland Park has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Highland Park.