Car rentals in Island City: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to get around Island City whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Island City. We've gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Island City. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Island City?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Island City has to offer. 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 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
- Don't get more vehicle than you need. Commonly, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Island City?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Island City?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Island City. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Kentucky back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Island City?
Normally, to rent a car in Island City 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 the supplier's terms to determine any additional fees is before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Island City?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. However, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have 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 of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas 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 when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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 Island City.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to check out all that Island City and maybe even the rest of Kentucky offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Island City. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Island City adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out 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 Island City car rental today
Know that you can count on a wonderful car that will leave you with money to spare when you reserve your Island City rental car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Island City rental car. See you on the road.