Car rentals in Independence: All you need to know
An Independence car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Kentucky has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Independence. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Independence?
We always strive to get you the best deal. However, to get the most savings when you travel to Independence you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Independence.
What rental companies have outlets in Independence?
We have around 7 rental providers to decide from in Independence. You'll find some of the best companies, like Avis. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Independence?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Independence. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to treat yourself on your vacation to Independence||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups that need room for all their suitcases||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Independence?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Independence is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals. Read over the terms to determine what the exact price will be before you book your rental.
Does Independence require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Independence or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage through the rental supplier. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large 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 head to Independence.
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 find a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will 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 rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You should get your car with a full tank. 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, fill up your tank before you bring your car back. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Independence?
If you wish to explore all that Independence 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 Independence. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot on your Independence adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Independence has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Independence.