Car rentals in Houghton: All you need to know
A Houghton car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of New York has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Houghton. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Houghton?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Houghton. You should also:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with added costs
- Determine the vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Houghton.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Houghton?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Houghton?
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 an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the New York back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Houghton?
Normally, to rent a car in Houghton you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to find what the exact charge is before you book your rental.
Does Houghton require rental car insurance?
When driving in Houghton or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage with the rental supplier. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there 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 search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||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 your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that you choose 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 Houghton?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Houghton trip, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Houghton 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 rental car that can suit your requirements and not break the bank.