Car rentals in Independence: All you need to know
An Independence car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Louisiana has to offer. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Independence. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Independence?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Independence you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine the car you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Independence?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the 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 Independence?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Independence. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, make sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Independence||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Independence?
Normally, to rent a car in Independence 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 over the rental agreement to determine any additional fees will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Independence?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Independence.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up 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. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. 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 Independence.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several customers all over Independence. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring extra charges. Go over your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is 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 yourself the best wheels Independence has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Independence.