Car rentals in Lafayette: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to get around Lafayette whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around the region and park in front of the popular restaurants in Lafayette. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Lafayette. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Lafayette?
We always strive to get you the best deal. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. You can:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the total cost before you book
- Don't rent more car than you need. Commonly, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Lafayette?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lafayette?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Lafayette. If you're having 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|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Lafayette in style||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||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 Lafayette?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Lafayette is 21. But, there might be an additional fee if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read over the terms to find what any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Lafayette?
When cruising through Lafayette or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage with the rental supplier. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Lafayette.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges 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. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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
Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Lafayette car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Lafayette has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Lafayette.