Car rentals in Lafayette: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Lafayette whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around the area and park in front of the popular restaurants in Lafayette. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Lafayette. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Lafayette?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Make sure to:
- 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
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Decide what car you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Lafayette.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Lafayette?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the 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 Lafayette?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Indiana town means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||If you really want to go all out on your getaway to Lafayette||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups that need room for all their luggage||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lafayette?
Typically, to rent a car in Lafayette you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go through the terms to discover what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Lafayette?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, there may be limitations, such as not covering large automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Lafayette.
What is the fuel policy for Lafayette rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find 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 collect your automobile. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 can fill up at any station you want 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 gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your 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 fuel policy should I get?
We encourage a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lafayette?
If you plan to see all that Lafayette and maybe even the rest of Indiana offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Lafayette. Read the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Lafayette trip, make sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the 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 working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Lafayette rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a grand car that will result in more cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Lafayette rental car. See you on the road.