Car rentals in La Porte: All you need to know
A La Porte car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Indiana has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in La Porte. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a bargain rental car in La Porte?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the cheapest rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in La Porte. You can also:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in La Porte?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to La Porte?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in La Porte. If you're having a little trouble choosing, be sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise La Porte||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|SUV||Family trips where you need additional room||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in La Porte?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in La Porte is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for higher category cars. Read through the supplier's terms to find what the exact charge is before you book your vehicle.
Does La Porte require rental car insurance?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges 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 rental car provider 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||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don'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 have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your La Porte adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your car and be certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your La Porte car rental today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a wonderful car that will result in more extra money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal La Porte rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you around town.