Car rentals in Island Park: All you need to know
An Island Park car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of New York has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Island Park. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Island Park?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get the best rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Island Park. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they usually are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Island Park.
What rental companies have agencies in Island Park?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Island Park?
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 bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the New York back-country||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Island Park?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Island Park is 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read over the terms to figure out what the exact fee will be before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Island Park?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a vehicle. That said, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can just add it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Island Park rental cars?
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 close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your car. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay more 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 your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out your car and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Island Park rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Island Park has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Island Park.