Car rentals in Independence: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Independence whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Independence. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Independence. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Independence?
We always strive to get you the best rate. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Independence?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Independence?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you deserve the best||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfy ride||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for maneuvering in big cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Independence?
Usually, to rent a car in Independence you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read through the terms to determine what any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Independence?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some coverage; however, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your car. Use as much gas as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby 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 when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We suggest a full to full policy. You should get your car topped off. If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Independence. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring extra charges. Be sure to read your rental agreement to discover if there are mileage restrictions.
Know before you go
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Independence adventure. You should take time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any 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
- 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Independence car rental today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a wonderful vehicle that will leave you with extra cash in the bank. Cash in on cheap deals on your Independence rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. See you around town.