Car rentals in Katy: All you need to know
A Katy car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Texas has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Katy. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Katy?
You are well on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental by going through us. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Katy.
What rental companies have retailers in Katy?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Katy?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Texas town means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Katy||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable ride||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Katy?
Typically, to rent a car in Katy you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Go through the terms to discover what the exact charge will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Katy?
Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Katy. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can easily add it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the 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 near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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 upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol 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 won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend returning your car filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Katy and maybe even the rest of Texas offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Katy adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Katy car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Katy has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Katy.