Car rentals in Lake: All you need to know
A Lake car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of West Virginia has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Lake. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Lake?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Lake has to offer. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may 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 suppliers have agencies in Lake?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lake?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Lake. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to go all out on your trip to Lake||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV||Sizable groups that need room for all their luggage||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Lake?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Lake is 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to find what the exact fee will be before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Lake?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you want 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 pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay 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 fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Lake. You can cruise wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Make sure to read your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
Before you drive off
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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 working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Lake car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Lake has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Lake.